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CCPR – International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 118th session

The following SP are going to be considered under the follow-up procedure during the 118 Session: Angola; Croatia; Cyprus; Haiti; Macau, China; and Mozambique. The Human Rights Committee is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights by its State parties. All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to

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Human Rights Council, intersessional forum on economic, social and cultural rights (social forum), 2016 session

Human Rights Council, intersessional forum on economic, social and cultural rights (social forum), 2016 session

The 2016 Social Forum will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016 in Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Human Rights Council resolution 29/19 entitled “The Social Forum.” The Social Forum is an annual three-day meeting convened by the Human Rights Council. It is a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between civil

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Message by UNSG Antonio Guterres

Message by UNSG Antonio Guterres

Dear friends around the world, Happy New Year. When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace. Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse. On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an Appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for our world. Conflicts

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The Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

The Rule of Law and Human Rights Day

On 10 December, Human Rights Day, the world commemorates the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this day 69 years ago. It is worthwhile emphasising that human rights and the rule of law are universal, in that as the UN Declaration stipulates, “all human beings are born free and equal

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The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

The Right to Know lands at the Univeristy of Milan

“Three years ago, it was only Marco Pannella and a bunch of radicals. Today a larger number of people believe in this campaign” says Laura Harth in her speech on the campaign for the recognition of the Right to Know, the theme of the conference held on Monday at the University of Milan. Different personalities described it as the new

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Panel “SOS Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

Panel “SOS Rule of Law” at the UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this morning at the Palais des Nations of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva took place the panel “SOS Rule of Law”. The panel was organized by the Permanent Mission of Italy, in cooperation with the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty with the support of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law and Hands Off Cain. Italian

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