Human Rights

Iran: Council concludes annual review of the EU’s Iran human rights sanctions regime

The Council on 12 April 2021 decided to extend its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022. These measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment...

Greece: Lead Contamination Threat to Migrants Unresolved

Dozens of families are still accommodated in areas of a migrant camp in Lesbos where soil testing showed elevated lead levels two months after the Greek government confirmed that the areas were contaminated, Human Rights Watch said on April 1. The...

US, EU, Britain, Canada Impose Sanctions on Chinese Officials Over Uyghurs

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have imposed sanctions on several Chinese officials for human rights abuses against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China's Xinjiang province, prompting retaliation from China.

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2021

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the European Union confirms its unabated commitment to the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance including its contemporary forms.

To Save Taiwan and Change the Future by Abolishing the Bonus System

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Thousands Gathered on Ketagalan Boulevard, Called for Tax Reform and Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Wild Lily Student Movement

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2020 is the 30th anniversary of the Wild Lily Student Movement. At the event, young...

Thousands Gathered on Ketagalan Boulevard, Called for Tax Reform and Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Wild Lily Student Movement

2020 is the 30th anniversary of the Wild Lily Student Movement. At the event, young participants, scholars, experts and tax victims held lilies, calling on the fighters of Wild Lily Student Movement, who have now risen to power, not to forget their...

UNICEF announces launch of Country Office in Greece on World Children’s Day

On this World Children’s Day, UNICEF and the Government of Greece announce the official opening of a UNICEF Country Office in Greece, a major milestone in the ongoing cooperation between the Greek State and the United Nations agency to place children’...

Belarus: Expert Report Calls for International Inquiry into Torture

A new expert report has found “massive and systemic” human rights violations in Belarus before and in the aftermath of the August 9, 2020 presidential election, Human Rights Watch said on November 06, 2020. The report documents election fraud,...

Bullying, Violence Common in Schools Worldwide

Governments around the world should urgently step up efforts to ensure students’ safety at school and in online spaces, Human Rights Watch said on the first International Day against Violence and Bullying at School Including Cyberbullying on Nov. 05,...