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Council of Europe institutions visit Poland

The Venice Commission and the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe are in Poland this week to meet with officials and NGOs regarding the constitutional crisis. 10 Feb 2016 »

Image: The UN must address the increasingly worrying situation of human rights defenders in Eastern Europe

The UN must address the increasingly worrying situation of human rights defenders in Eastern Europe

The UN’s effectiveness in promoting and protecting civil and political rights in Europe is in question, following the institution’s inconsistent approach in addressing human rights degradations and how independent voices and UN rapporteurs have struggled to engage with governments in the region. Florian Irminger, Head of Advocacy at Human Rights House Network, examines this in an essay for UK-based think tank the Foreign Policy Centre. 09 Feb 2016 »

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