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Urgent action needed to protect Vietnamese workers trafficked to Serbia2022-01-21
Urgent action is required to assist and protect some 400 Vietnamese migrant workers who were allegedly trafficked to Serbia, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Friday.
UK Borders Bill increases risks of discrimination, human rights violations2022-01-14
A new bill being debated by lawmakers in the United Kingdom increases the risk of discrimination and “serious human rights violations” and breaches the country's obligations under international law, five independent UN human rights experts said on Friday.
UN rights office warns against rising hate speech in Western Balkans2022-01-14
Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in neighbouring Serbia, must condemn and refrain from any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.
Preserve right of asylum, UN refugee agency urges EU Council presidencies2022-01-10
Amid record global displacement, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday urged European countries to prioritize the better protection of people fleeing war, conflict and persecution.
Three separate shipwrecks leave dozens dead and more missing2021-12-28
At least 31 people lost their lives in three separate shipwrecks over the course of four days last week in the Aegean Sea, and an unknown number are still missing, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
Rights experts hear how ‘racialized gatekeeping’ impacts development in France2021-12-27
France should consider the economic and development benefits of partnership with people of African descent, the head of a Working Group appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said in a statement on Monday.
End ‘appalling’ Belarus-Poland border crisis, UN rights office urges2021-12-21
Belarus and Poland must resolve the migrant and refugee crisis at their mutual border, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, describing the on-going situation as “appalling”.
COVID-19: WHO urges Europeans to be smart and safe this holiday season2021-12-16
The World Health Organization (WHO) is reminding Europeans to remain vigilant against COVID-19 spread as they round out the year with friends and family.
Fundamental freedoms squeezed in Ukraine, Human Rights Council hears2021-12-15
The UN Human Rights Council heard on Wednesday that fundamental freedoms in Ukraine have been squeezed in Government-controlled areas, as well as across the contact line in eastern territories, held by mainly pro-Russian separatists.
Croatia: Decades after Balkan wars, UN expert urges new push for justice2021-12-02
Following armed conflict from1991 to 1994 in Croatia and the rest of former Yugoslavia, that triggered increased radicalization and hate speech, an independent UN human rights expert urged the authorities on Thursday to redouble efforts towards full justice for victims and survivors.