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Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

| May 11, 2020

  On 1 May 2020, Croatia’s president Zoran Milanovic left a state ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reconquest of territories held by rebel Serbs for four years in protest of a Nazi-era salute – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers The president’s reaction was prompted by a war veteran who […]

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#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

#Coronavirus and the Shincheonji Church in South Korea – Separating fact from fiction

| March 24, 2020

The whole world is currently facing a coronavirus pandemic that originated in China and quickly expanded to South Korea where a church was demonized for allegedly spreading the virus throughout the country, writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers. In the international media cacophony that has been raging for a couple of months […]

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Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

Will #Spain remain deaf to repeated calls at the #UN in Geneva for ending the abuse of pretrial detention?

| January 18, 2020

On 22 January 2020, Spain’s human rights situation will be scrutinized by the UN in Geneva within the framework of the Universal Periodic Review mechanism (UPR). In its report on the stakeholders’ contributions, the High Commissioner for Human Rights echoes the issues raised by different NGOs, associations, coalitions and individuals regarding the abuse of pretrial […]

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Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

Abuse of pre-trial detention and terrorism charges by #Spain to be denounced at the #UN

| January 8, 2020

Spain has again been accused by several civil society actors of abusing pre-trial detention and applying detention conditions reserved for terrorists to people who have not been convicted of terrorism charges. Fair Trials, Human Rights Without Frontiers and a practising lawyer have filed submissions relating to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Spain’s human […]

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How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

How much do you know about #HumanRights in the EU?

| December 13, 2019

Start Embed Respect for human rights is key to the EU. How much do you know about them? Find out in this quiz! As an EU citizen, you enjoy many rights. The EU strives to protect human rights in Europe as well as beyond. In addition, the European Parliament raises awareness by holding debates, adopting […]

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Report appeals to EU to take urgent measures to protect #HumanRights defenders in #LatinAmerica

Report appeals to EU to take urgent measures to protect #HumanRights defenders in #LatinAmerica

| October 8, 2019

In light of the serious situation that Human Rights Defenders are facing in Latin America, the EU-LAT Network is launching today (8 October) a report in which, through different recommendations, encourages the European Union to act proactively to stop this problem. Latin America is one of the regions with the highest number of attacks and […]

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Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

Spanish judiciary’s abuse of #HumanRights to come under scrutiny before UN and #ECtHR

| July 31, 2019

According to several submissions to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review, the Spanish legal system allows for violation of human rights, either by directly ignoring EU standards, or through loopholes in existing laws, writes Human Rights Without Frontiers Director Willy Fautré. An emblematic case in point is the abuse suffered by the Kokorev family (Vladimir Kokorev, […]

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