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Europe and Central Asia Asylum

Melilla: Never again

The death toll continues to rise. At least 23 people died last Friday trying to reach the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco. Some organisations working on the ground have put the death toll at 37. Their bodies await burial in hastily dug graves. But as far as we know, none of them have been...
Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Amnesty International and UNESCO launch new guidelines for civil society organizations to engage with the Universal Periodic Review and promote freedom of expression

Amnesty International and UNESCO have launched new guidelines as well as a Fact Sheet on how to draft SMART recommendations. The two documents provide practical advice to civil society organizations (CSOs) on how the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process can be used to promote access to...
Censorship and Freedom of Expression

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and its potential to foster freedom of expression, access to information and safety of journalists: Guidelines for civil society

This guide aims to encourage civil society and community organizations, activists and individuals to engage with the United Nations’ (UN) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on freedom of expression, safety of journalists and access to information issues. The guide explains why it is...