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L’Europe doit protéger les journalistes

Le Temps (Suisse) , 26/04/2018 Les meurtres des journalistes d’investigation Daphne Caruana Galizia et Jan Kuciak nous rappellent de façon tragique que l’Europe reste une région dangereuse pour les journalistes. La réaction des Etats européens façonnera non seulement l’avenir de la...

Europarådets kommissær for menneskerettigheder: Europa har pligt til at beskytte journalister mod mord

Politiken (Denmark) , 26/04/2018 De brutale mord på de undersøgende journalister Daphne Caruana Galizia og Ján Kuciak er tragiske påmindelser om, at Europa er et farligt sted for journalister. De europæiske staters reaktion på disse mord vil forme ikke blot mediernes fremtid, men fremtiden...

Задължението на Европа да пази журналистите

Vesti (Bulgaria) , 26/04/2018 Дуня Миятович е Комисар по правата на човека на Съвета на Европа от 1 април т.г. От 2010 г. до 2017 г. тя е представител за свободата на медиите към Организацията за сигурност и сътрудничество в Европа (ОССЕ). Преди това е на ръководна позиция в Агенцията за...

Le devoir de l’Europe de protéger les journalistes

Le Soir (Belgique) , 26/04/2018 Les meurtres brutaux des journalistes d’investigation Daphne Caruana Galizia et Ján Kuciak viennent nous rappeler de façon tragique que l’Europe reste une région dangereuse pour les journalistes. La réaction des États européens façonnera non seulement l’avenir...

Europe's duty to save journalists

The Times of Malta , 26/04/2018 The brutal killings of investigative journalists Daphne Caruana Galizia and Ján Kuciak came as tragic reminders that Europe remains a dangerous place for journalists. How European states respond to these murders will shape not only the future of the press, but...

Need to reform abortion law in Malta

Times of Malta , 26/02/2018 When I visited Malta last November, I noted how the very restrictive legislation on abortion jeopardised women’s rights. I was also particularly struck by the lack of an open debate about this issue. It is, therefore, encouraging that some voices are now starting...

The Istanbul Convention protects women, without hidden purposes

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Иcтaнбyлcкaта конвенция е cpещy наcилието над жени, няма cкрити цели

Opinion article 24 Часа , 25 January 2018 За много хора думата „дом“ означава убежище, място, където човек може да се радва на семейния живот свободно, в безопасност и където любовта е част от ежедневието. Но за жертвите на домашно насилие „дом“...

Do not give up inclusion, school segregation threatens the future of children

Hospodářské noviny , 19/12/2017 Education matters. It shapes our identities, develops our social skills, defines our career chances. As such, it is one of the most crucial human rights we all have. Yet, a number of European countries continue to discriminate against groups of children, in...

Eine Frage der Menschenwürde

Süddeutsche Zeitung , 24 October 2017  Die Familie ist wesentlicher Bestandteil unseres Lebens. Aus diesem Grund wird sie auch durch nationale und internationale Rechte besonders geschützt. Für Menschen, die von ihren Familien getrennt sind, weil sie aus ihren Heimatländern fliehen...

Poland has a duty to preserve judicial independence

Open Democracy , 17/07/2017 Twenty years ago, the adoption of a new Constitution by Poland’s National Assembly marked a defining moment in the country’s history. After almost five decades of one-party rule, the Polish people gave expression to their aspiration for freedom and democracy...

Human rights in Turkey – the urgent need for a new beginning

Euronews , 10/03/2017 Human rights protection in Turkey has been scaled back alarmingly in recent years as restrictive government and judicial actions have progressively affected large strata of society. This dangerous path, which runs counter to Turkey’s human rights obligations and...

The duty to combat domestic violence

Kommersant , 06/02/2017 For many people, home means a refuge, a place where we feel safe and free. A place where our private life is sacred and where the state has no right to pry. But for victims of domestic violence, home means just the opposite: a source of stress and torment. The state...

«В обществе должен произойти культурный сдвиг: нельзя поощрять и оправдывать насилие»

Коммерсантъ , 06/02/2017 Закон, отменяющий уголовную ответственность за семейное насилие, ожидает подписи президента РФ. О том, какие меры должны принять российские власти для борьбы с проблемой насилия в семье,— в статье комиссара Совета Европы по правам человека НИЛСА МУЙЖНИЕКСА,...

EU agreements with third countries must uphold human rights

The Huffington Post - 02/02/2017 As the European Council is set to meet in Malta on Friday to address the Union’s response to migration, one topic should be prominent on all points of its agenda: states’ obligations to uphold the human rights of migrants. The urgency for this is clear....

Hungary’s Duty to Refugees

The New York Times - 28/09/2016 At the recent European Union summit meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, the divergent approaches of member countries on how to handle the influx of migrants exposed deep divisions. Among the countries most hostile to the European Union proposals on migration was...

Steps forward in protecting persons with disabilities in Bulgaria

24 Chasa , 6 July 2016 Imagine tomorrow you are forced to leave your house and move to an impersonal, large social care institution, far away from your family and friends. You cannot challenge this decision, because somebody has the legal right to decide in your place. From now on, you are...

Крачка напред в защита на правата на хората с увреждания

24Chasa , 6 July 2016 - ПРЕДСТАВЕТЕ си, че утре сте принудени да напуснете дома си и да се преместите в една голяма безлична институция за социални грижи, далече от вашето семейство и приятели. Вие не можете да обжалвате това решение, защото някой друг има право по закон да решава вместо вас....

Roma evictions: Europe's silent scandal

OpenDemocracy , 29 June 2016 Few people are more caricatured and stigmatised in media and political discourse by stereotypes, sensationalism and myths than Roma, by far the largest minority in Europe. Many Europeans believe that Roma choose to live in shanty camps in abject conditions, and...

Addressing youth unemployment through human rights

EurActiv , 13 May 2016 Eight years after the economic crisis began, many European countries are still struggling to recover and a glaring statistic remains – that of four and a half million unemployed young people. Link to the article on EurActiv
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