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Rexit: Russia withdraws from Council of Europe ahead of expulsion vote
Russia becomes only the second country to withdraw from the organisation since its creation in 1949.
Brussels unveils supply chain law to guard against human rights abuses
European companies are under pressure to police their supply chains for environmental and human rights breaches.
Uyghur activist screens film on sister's disappearance in Brussels
Rushan Abbas' sister disappeared from her home in Xinjiang in 2018. Since then, Abbas' hunt for her sister has taken her all over the world
'Gay cake' legal challenge thrown out after seven-year battle
The case centres on a bakery in Northern Ireland that refused to make a cake with 'Support Gay Marriage' written on it.
Navalny's daughter accepts EU human rights award on his behalf
Daria Navalnaya, daughter of imprisoned anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was presented with the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Wednesday at a ceremony in Strasbourg.
Navalny and Jeanine Anez on EU's Sakharov human rights prize shortlist
A group of Afghan women are also on the shortlist to win to European Union’s top human rights prize.
Lithuania challenged on migration law changes amid Belarus border row
The Council of Europe says the changes "remove, in the case of an emergency situation, significant safeguards in the asylum procedure".
'Freedom is worth fighting for': Prominent Belarus dissidents on trial
The trial of Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak, both leading members of the opposition, takes place amid an intensifying crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet republic.
'No one is safe': Tears and fears at Kyiv vigil for dead Belarusian
As they gathered to pay tribute to activist Vitali Shishov who was found dead in Kyiv on Tuesday, Belarusian exiles in Ukraine said they no longer felt safe from their country's autocratic leader.
NGO accuses Minsk after Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine
Vitali Shishov led a group helping Belarusians flee repression in the country and went missing while jogging on Monday.
Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care, says press union
Andrei Skurko was arrested earlier this month when authorities raided prominent Nasha Niva newspaper. He has reportedly been infected with COVID-19 while in detention.
Nine out of ten hate crimes going unreported, EU report claims
Many hate crime victims do not report attacks because they find the process too bureaucratic or do not trust the police, a new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights found.
Warsaw pride parade returns amid backlash against LGBT rights
This year's Equality Parade takes place amid growing concerns over the rise of anti-LGBT legislation and rhetoric in Poland and Hungary.
Hungary votes on anti-LGBT bills amid protests
Thousands of protesters urged the Hungarian Parliament to vote against bills banning any content portraying or promoting homosexuality to young people.
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
Diplomats from 40 countries call on Poland to protect LGBTQ rights
The Polish government has come under international criticism in recent years for promoting "LGBT free zones" and fueling homophobic rhetoric.
Israel guilty of apartheid and persecution, says rights watchdog
Human Rights Watch joins a growing number of rights groups who view the conflict not primarily as a land dispute but as a single regime in which Palestinians are systematically denied basic rights granted to Jews.
Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says officials have threatened to force-feed him and end the hunger he started on March 31.
Russian feminist artist on trial for alleged 'pornography'
Yulia Tsvetkova faces up to six years in prison for posting artwork depicting female anatomy online.
Norway's football team make Qatar protest ahead of qualifying match
Players wore t-shirts with "human rights on and off the pitch" and "respect" emblazoned on them as they warmed up for their clash against Gibraltar.
France-based Uighur group sues Nike for 'complicity in forced labour'
The sports brand is accused of sub-contracting Chinese factories using forced Uighur labour
EU agrees human rights sanctions on Russia over Navalny's jailing
EU foreign ministers agree more sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny using a new human rights mechanism, chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirms.
Colombia seeing a significant increase in violence this year
Social leaders, activists, and former guerrillas are being killed at an alarming rate, with a murder every four days, according to the country's special justice for peace
Why COVID-19 shows that migrants’ integration in Europe is as important as ever ǀ View
Europe needs and depends on migration to sustain its own development and the well-being of its citizens. Yet, when it comes to acknowledging their contributions, migrants are left at the mercy of socio-economic hardships on the fringes of society.
Hungary needs the power of love, not Viktor Orbán’s love for power ǀ View
Rather than concentrating on tackling the rising surge of coronavirus cases, Hungary's government is preoccupied with stripping away the rights of its citizens, starting with the LGBTI community.
EU agrees on tighter rules for surveillance tech exports
Under the new rules, European companies will have to apply for government licenses to export certain products and they'll have to meet criteria that have been beefed up to include requirements to consider whether the sale poses a risk to human rights.