On 19 October 2012, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled on the cases of Catan and v 27 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 43370/04), Elena Căldare and 42 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 8252/05), Eleonora Cercavschi and 98 Others v. Moldova and Russia (no. 18454/06).
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Amnesty International has urged Ukrainian parliamentarians ahead of parliamentary elections on 28 October to commit publicly to addressing police abuse in the country.
A group of formerly politically persecuted persons are on a hunger strike since 17 days now. They have made public their demands of an economic nature. The strikers have expressed several times their indignation about the deafness of competent state bodies that did not deign to meet and discuss with them about resolving their demands.
The Parliament of Ukraine adopted a new draft law, which would ban ‘propaganda of homosexuality’. On October 2, 2012, 289 MPs voted in favour of the draft law 8711.
Azerbaijani police illegally dispersed the Sing for Democracy human rights campaign’s September 1 protest in front of the Russian Embassy in Baku in support of the convicted members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. The protesters were not allowed to read out their resolution or submit it to the embassy.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concerned about series of new laws restricting human rights in Russian Federation
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Wednesday she was concerned that a series of legislative amendments in the Russian Federation would have a seriously negative impact on human rights in the country. “In just two months, we have seen a worrying shift in the legislative environment governing the enjoyment of the freedoms of as
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, expressed her disappointment today with the adoption in a first reading by the Russian State Duma of draft amendments reinstating libel provisions in the Criminal Code, and urged parliamentarians to reject the bill.
Plans for Internet blacklist in Russia may lead to censorship, warns OSCE media freedom representative
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, said today that Russia's plans to set up a new national registry of websites containing allegedly harmful Internet content could restrict Internet freedom.
On June 8, 2012 in the Cultural-Scientific and Entertainment Center ATMASFERA 360 (the Kyiv Planetarium) an exhibition dedicated to the occasion of the “EURO 2012” UEFA Championship "Human Rights Offside" will open. The NGO Center of Civil Liberties partnered with the Czech organization People in Need to organize this event.
The refusal of the organization behind Eurovision to condemn human rights abuses in Azerbaijan provides a carte blanche to the government’s crackdown, Amnesty International said after another two peaceful protests were violently dispersed.
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