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How we make a difference 2016


"Stand up for Someone's Rights Today": A celebration of Human Rights Day
In remarks delivered at the occasion of Human Rights Day 2016, the Acting OHCHR Regional Representative of Europe, Paul d'Auchamp, spoke out against populism and demagogues that threaten hard-won human rights.
13-12-2016
Children cannot wait: 7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children
78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights strongly welcome that this year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child focuses on protecting children in migration.
29-11-2016
Bulgaria: UN Human Rights Office concerned about attack on human rights defender
The UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe expresses its serious concern at the attack against Krassimir Kanev, the chairman of the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) in the morning of 27 October.
31-10-2016
ENNHRI Statement of Support for Poland’s Commissioner for Human Rights
The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) underlined the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights’ independence and its respected work to promote and protect human rights.
28-10-2016
Stop evictions of Roma and Travellers1 - International organisations stress human cost of evictions and recall standards in a joint statement
Traditionally, summer holidays coincide with the eviction of Roma and Travellers throughout Europe, which takes place almost unnoticed.
29-06-2016
Engagement with Greece on rights of migrants, children and persons with disabilities
In two separate missions to Greece, the UN Human Rights office meets stakeholders and encourages the Government to change policies and move towards community-based, child-friendly services.
23-05-2016
International Roma Day 2016
On 8 April 2016, as every year, we celebrate International Roma Day – once again in a situation where human rights challenges faced by Roma individuals, families and communities across Europe remain very serious.
08-04-2016
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein in Brussels
On 14 and 15 of March 2016 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein carried out his first official visit to the European Union institutions and NATO.
15-03-2016
Meeting in Warsaw with the Office of the Polish Ombudsman
Representatives of global and regional bodies concerned with rule of law and human rights have met in Warsaw with the new Polish Ombudsman, Dr. Adam Bodnar.
01-03-2016