Online version Covid-19 and people who use drugs

Strasbourg 1 March
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A new publication from the Pompidou Group - “Covid-19 and people who use drugs” - will gather experiences and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic for people with substance use disorders.

Based on examples from 21 countries submitted to the Pompidou Group’s “Save Lives - Protect People” platform, it gives a voice to people who use drugs, as well as health and social workers delivering services for them under the challenging conditions of a Covid-19 outbreak.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04


Zero Discrimination Day

Strasbourg 1 March
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On the occasion of the Zero Discrimination Day, Anti-racism commission (ECRI) will launch a publication (factsheet) focusing on the human rights of LGBTI persons, which summarises recommendations made as a result of ECRI’s monitoring visits to the Council of Europe’s 47 member states since 2013 when ECRI first included this issue into its country monitoring.

The factsheet looks at the legal framework, data collection, research and policy framework, prevention, protection, responsibilities of public and other authorities and institutions, investigation, prosecution and procedural law measures, as well as equality bodies.

More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


Also…

2 March, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 6 judgments concerning Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Russia.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


4 March, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 10 judgments and/or decisions concerning Iceland and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


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