Human rights

  • IAPP Inaugural conference in Prague, Czech Republic

    IAPP Inaugural conference in Prague, Czech Republic

    On Monday 9th October 2017, at the Czech Parliament in Prague, a conference was held under the auspices of Czech Parliamentarian Nina Nováková.

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  • Sexual rights of women and girls in the context of sustainable development

    Sexual rights of women and girls in the context of sustainable development

    This article highlights the messages of two panelists at the 35th Session of the Human Rights Council, focusing special attention on tackling issues regarding women’s rights and their empowerment, and closes with a short commentary.

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  • Highlights from the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    Highlights from the 34th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    The 11th President of the Human Rights Council, Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, welcomed the largest gathering of dignitaries in the Council's history to the 34th Human Rights Council in Geneva. The HRC’s annual session debuted on February 27 and ended March 24.

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  • Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Urges Initiative

    Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Urges Initiative

    In the context of the 34th Human Rights Council, Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, delivered the annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation Lecture.

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  • Vienna memorandum

    We, convened at the round-table “Family Values, Family Policies, European Culture: Challenges and Opportunities in Central Europe Today” in Vienna on July 8, 2016, are a group of concerned citizens, educators, experts, opinion-makers and politicians from the “Visegrad Four” and other Central European countries.

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  • Czech Conference Examines Challenges and Opportunities

    Meeting at the Prague parliament

    Prague, Czech Republic—More than 50 participants attended a conference held in the Czech Parliament on “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time.”

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  • Human Rights Day: Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time

    Dr Aaron Rhodes

    The following is based on a presentation by Dr. Aaron Rhodes at the Seminar, “Challenges and Opportunities of Our Time,” held in the Parliament of the Czech Republic on 25 November 2016, hosted by MP Nina Nováková under the co-sponsorship of UPF.

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  • Intervention of Dr. Antonio Stango - “Is migration a right and is hospitality an obligation?”

    Dr. Antonio Stango, Secretary General, Italian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

    Intervention of Dr. Antonio Stango, Secretary General, Italian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, at the international leadership conference in London in September, 2016, on the topic of “Is migration a right and is hospitality an obligation?”

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  • Budapest round table

    Budapest round table

    Following up on the Vienna Round table, 17 politicians, experts, academics and NGO representatives from 5 nations gathered in Budapest on Monday 24, October 2016 for a Round table convened by Hon. Nina Nováková, member of the Czech Parliament and Mr. Jacques Marion, Secretary General of UPF Europe.

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  • Vienna round table on family values

    Vienna round table on family values

    Some 25 politicians, experts and NGO representatives from Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Austria gathered for a Round Table on “Family Values, Family Policies, European Culture: Challenges and Opportunities in Central Europe Today” on July 8, 2016, in Vienna.

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  • The Rising Need for Societal Development

    Dr. Walther Lichem, Former Head, Department of International Organizations, Foreign Ministry, Austria

    The global agendas for the 21st century are marked by an enhanced focus on the human being, on the citizen and on societies in addition to the traditional addressing of issues related to governments and states. Peace is not any more the achievement of governmental armament, defended borders and related policies but, as the title of our meeting indicates, the result of value structures of societal cultures carried by the human being and by societies.

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  • European Leadership Conference in London Addresses Human Rights

    European Leadership Conference in London Addresses Human Rights

    London, UK - "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?" was the theme of a European Leadership Conference Nov. 21-22, 2013 in the Houses of Parliament in London.

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  • Inter-Religious Inclusion in Europe

    Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, a retired Anglican priest, now holding the position of President of the World Congress of Faiths

    Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke, a retired Anglican priest, now holding the position of President of the World Congress of Faiths, chaired the the Inter-Religious Inclusion in Europe session of the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Freedom of Religion and Belief & Religious Freedom in Europe

    Peter Zoehrer, Chief Editor and Secretary General of FOREF-Europe

    Presentation by Peter Zoehrer, Chief Editor and Secretary General of FOREF-Europe, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Women in Democracy

    Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom

    Intervention by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Sandip Verma, Member of the House of Lords, United Kingdom, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Beacon 218: Democratic Party’s Project To Assist Immigrants

    Mr Ahmed Shebani, founder of the Democratic Party in Libya

    Intervention by Mr Ahmed Shebani, founder of the Democratic Party in Libya, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Women's increased/equal participation in the political decision-making process essential to sustainable growth: An African Perspective

    Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012

    Intervention by Justina Mutale, African Woman of the Year 2012, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • The Human Rights of Immigrants and Refugees in Europe

    Timothy Miller, Vice President of UPF-Europe

    Presentation by Timothy Miller, Vice President of UPF-Europe during session 'The Human Rights of Immigrants and Refugees in Europe' European Leadership Conference London, House of Lords, November 22nd 2013.

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  • Immigration and Refugees Experience in Europe

    Hon. Dr. Michael Frendo

    Intervention by Hon. Dr. Michael Frendo, former Speaker of the Maltese Parliament and former Foreign Minister of Malta, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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  • Rights for Youth in the Council of Europe

    Mrs Illario Esposito

    Intervention by Mrs Illario Esposito, Member of the CoE Advisory Council on Youth, at the European Leadership Conference on the theme, "Human Rights: Are Democratic Nations Upholding a Better Standard?",  held on November 21-22, 2013, in the Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom.

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