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21η Μαρτίου: Παγκόσμια Ημέρα για την Εξάλειψη των Φυλετικών Διακρίσεων

  Ανακοίνωση – Future Worlds Center   Την 21η Μαρτίου καλούμαστε παγκόσμια να ενώσουμε τις φωνές μας ενάντια στο ρατσισμό, τiς φυλετικές διακρίσεις και την ξενοφοβία. Ανακηρύχτηκε ως Παγκόσμια Ημέρα για την εξάλειψη όλων των μορφών των φυλετικών διακρίσεων από τον ΟΗΕ το 1966, με αφορμή την σφαγή 69 ανθρώπων που διαδήλωναν ενάντια στο καθεστώς … Continue reading

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

“Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is one of the worst physical and psychological scars a woman can be left with. My aunt cut me when I was 7 year old. I didn’t know what FGM was until the day it happened to me”, a statement by Ms Aasiya [not her real name], an anti-FGM activist from … Continue reading

Η δουλεμπορία και η δουλεία  στην σημερινή Ευρώπη και στην Κύπρο – 30 Ιουλίου

Έχουμε σήμερα προσδώσει στην δουλεία τον χαρακτήρα μιας μορφής καταπίεσης που ανήκει στο παρελθόν ή σε χώρες εκτός του Ευρωπαϊκού ορίζοντα, με την πραγματική κατάσταση να είναι δυστυχώς διαφορετική. Η διακίνηση και εμπορία προσώπων ελάχιστα διαφέρει από τα παλιά σκλαβοπάζαρα, πέρα από το γεγονός ότι δεν λαμβάνει χώρα σε μια δημόσια πλατεία αλλά σε μη … Continue reading

Modern day slavery in Cyprus and in Europe

We often give slavery the character of a form of oppression that belongs to the past or in countries outside the Cypriot European horizon yet the reality is unfortunately different. Little does human trafficking differ from the old slave markets, besides the fact that it doesn’t take place in a public square, but in hidden … Continue reading

Press Release: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th of October

  Press Release International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17th of October The domino effect with which the current financial crisis is affecting each and every one of us is making the “eradication of poverty” seem like a far-fetched vision. Rising levels of homelessness, poverty, and hunger have become a daily reality in … Continue reading

International Peace Day – 21st of September 2012

  “On this International Day, let us promise to make peace not just a priority, but a passion.” (UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, International Day of Peace, 21 September 2007) Today marks the 31st Anniversary of the International Day of Peace – a day of peacemaking in which millions of people across the world resolve to … Continue reading

Still Human Still Here: latest commentary on the DRC Operational Guidance Note

Read  latest commentary of Still Human Still Here’s on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Operational Guidance Note (OGN) on http://stillhumanstillhere.wordpress.com/resources/. The commentary identifies the main inconsistencies and omissions between the available country of origin information and case law and the conclusions reached in the current DRC OGN (issued in May 2012). It is intended as a … Continue reading

UNHCR-JARLJ-ELENA: Summary report on sexual orientation and gender identity meeting

On 10 September 2011, the European Legal Network on Asylum (ELENA) of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) and UNHCR convened an expert meeting aimed at discussing the common issues and challenges facing the judiciary and lawyers/legal representatives in examining asylum claims related to sexual … Continue reading

UNHCR launches flagship publication on State of the World’s Refugees

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned last Thursday that factors causing mass population flight are growing and over the coming decade more people on the move will become refugees or displaced within their own country. http://www.unhcr.org/4fc731db6.html

UNHCR publishes their Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the Int’l Protection Needs of Iraqi Asylum Seekers.


UNHCR publishes their Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the Int’l Protection Needs of Iraqi Asylum Seekers.

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