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Image: Maina Kiai reports on fundamentalism in final appearance at HRC 
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Maina Kiai reports on fundamentalism in final appearance at HRC

On Friday 17th, Maina Kiai presented a thematic report on fundamentalism to the 32nd session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva as a final appearance at the council in his capacity as Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. HRHF underlined the importance of the mandate in their statement. 17 Jun 2016 »

Image: From 17-19 June, Azerbaijan hosts its first grand prix, a city circuit in the capital, Baku. The Formula 1 race is another example of the Azerbaijani government’s attempt to “sportswash” its image, after 2015’s Olympic spin-off, the European Games.  
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Don’t let Formula 1 sportswash Azerbaijan’s human rights abuses

This weekend, Azerbaijan hosts its first grand prix in Baku. The Formula 1 race is another example of the Azerbaijani government’s attempt to “sportswash” its image, after 2015’s Olympic spin-off, the European Games. 17 Jun 2016 »

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Council must address threats to the independence of judges and lawyers

On 16 June 2016, HRHF delivered a joint statement to the Human Rights Council, during the dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Monica Pinto. In it, HRHF welcomed the Special Rapporteur’s report and her efforts to gather first-hand information from civil society, and highlighted the risks human rights lawyers face in the course of their work. 16 Jun 2016 »

Image: Updated: UN Secretary General seeks to address threats and reprisals

Updated: UN Secretary General seeks to address threats and reprisals

21-09-2016 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking to strengthen the UN’s response to acts of intimidation or reprisals against those cooperating or seeking to cooperate with the UN. The announcement was made during the introduction of his 2016 annual report to the Human Rights Council’s 33rd session. 13 Jun 2016 »

Image: Crimean Tatar demonstration supporting the integrity of Ukraine, Simferopol,
March 10, 2014 
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EU Parliament adopts resolution on Crimean Tatars

On 12 May 2016, the EU Parliament adopted a resolution on the Crimean Tatars. HRHN welcomes this resolution, and calls on Russia, as well as Ukraine and the international community, to address the deteriorating human rights situation in Crimea. 13 May 2016 »

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