Suvari Öztürk is a Turkish songwriter, performer and interpreter. He wrote a song called “Enkaz” which means “wreckage” - a not so subtle reference to what's happening these last years in Turkey. In his songs you hear him talk about the violation of human rights in Turkey.
Increasingly autocratic States are pushing nativist narratives through national curricula, where schools face more centralized political controls and where the academic freedom of teachers is under attack. Are the Abidjan Principles robust enough to support the fight back against these tendencies?
"It wasn't easy ... when you decide to write your memoirs, it means you accept the idea that life is already behind you." Writer and activist Marek Halter spoke to Isabelle Kumar on Euronews' Cult programme about the challenges of penning his memoirs.
While [Kyrgyzstan] boasts a very active and engaged civil society, Askarov’s imprisonment, and the government’s abject failure to act on the UN Human Rights Committee’s decision in his case [...] should give EU officials considerable pause.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Italy must pay Amanda Knox €18,400 in damages, costs and expenses after Italian police had failed to provide legal assistance and a translator during questioning following the 2007 killing of her British roommate.