"I feel much better, much safer after my meeting with Theresa May"
European Council President
"There is still time to change the direction and ensure that human rights are respected, but the point of no return is quickly coming into sight."
Poland Researcher, Amnesty International
"Air pollution is an invisible killer, so the air quality index is needed to inform European citizens on the state of the air they breathe."
EU Environment Commissioner
"Medea is both a classical story from mythology and it's also a story about now and any parting couple."
"I think real happiness is to be known to nobody and to lead an ordinary life and be anonymous. This is real happiness - real freedom"
Cambodian opposition leader
"What are we giving in return? We are giving the oceans a lot of plastic litter."
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
"We could cover the island's electricity needs, even during August"
John K. Kaldellis
"What we need is regulation that obliges everyone to pay taxes."
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
"Giving lectures out of context and belittling political systems that did not share our values, what happened? Anomie, certain deaths and radical violence."
The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a new law banning face veils.
The province’s parliament voted 65 to 51 in favour of the controversial
The EU must take forward a clear, joint commitment to act in response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding before our eyes in Myanmar, writes Katharine Derderian
Places that have not enacted laws prohibiting child marriage must do so urgently, and those that have must eradicate all loopholes, writes Simona Sikimic
The charges against 10 human rights activists imprisoned in Turkey will leave you incredulous, writes Amnesty International's Stefan Simanowitz
Human Rights Watch says it has documented several cases of torture and enforced disappearances during the past year in Turkey.
Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator on Tuesday, October 10.
Redefining transgender rights is a divisive topic in Greece.
Transgender identity is debated in the Greek parliament.
A ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents is about to come to an end
Human rights group Amnesty International is urging European nations to stop sending Afghans who do not qualify for asylum back to what it describes as their "deeply unsafe" home country.
An Iranian woman living in Norway for the last eight years and who was whipped 80 times in Iran this week after deportation in March is taking the Norwegian Immigration Ministry to court.
The human rights lawyer said the vote at the United Nations General Assembly represents an opportunity for victims of the militant group to "finally get their day in court".
US and Bangladesh call for an end to Myanmar violence.
The conflict between Myanmar authorities and the Rohingya community has caused approximately 18 500 refugees to flee in less than a week
Companies will need to make sure employees are aware in advance of management monitoring of their work email accounts after a landmark privacy ruling by the European Court of Human Rights.
There have been angry scenes in Argentina as tens of thousands of protesters gathered to call for a missing indigenous rights activist to be found.
A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were beaten to death, and their corpses burned, in a move which could help to deter such killings.
Milestone for women in Chile as constitutional court backs law easing abortion restrictions
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There will no longer be a safety net for Warsaw regarding its judicial reforms.
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