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Human rights trends from Western Europe

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EU Parliament condemns crackdown in Belarus

“Through this clear and principled resolution, the European Parliament shows that the recent crackdown on peaceful protestors will not go without consequences. It is a clear warning toward the Belarusian authorities to end the harassment of independent media, political opposition, and human rights defenders.” 11 Apr 2017 »

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A necessary pillar for a lasting peace

“We, as human rights defenders, do not believe that people stand beside sufferance without compassion. People said “never again,” and their will has been a lasting peace.” 01 Mar 2017 »

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Croatia must stand beside civil society at United Nations

The Human Rights Council opens today in Geneva. For Croatia, it carries strong symbolic value: it is the first time that it will attend as a member of the United Nations’ highest body to promote human rights. 27 Feb 2017 »

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Stronger together on international advocacy

HRHF is establishing a Human Rights House working group on international advocacy. This will formalise HRHF and the Human Rights Houses’ bottom-up approach that is our strength in international advocacy, and increase coordination on advocacy among Houses. 23 Feb 2017 »

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Rafto Foundation celebrates 30 years

In November 2016, the Rafto Foundation celebrated 30 years of supporting human rights defenders. Rafto has awarded the Rafto Prize for Human Rights to 30 human rights defenders during these years, three of whom later won the Nobel Peace Prize. 26 Jan 2017 »

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