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OHCHR Representative visits projects in Portugal

OHCHR Regional Representative visits migrant and Roma inclusion projects in Portugal


On his recent mission to Portugal, the OHCHR Regional Representative for Europe urged the Government to maintain and further develop its remarkable system of support to migrants regardless of their residence status and empowering, non-coercive approach to integration. He also offered OHCHR's active cooperation on policies aiming to overcome entrenched social exclusion of Portuguese Ciganos (Roma)
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Participants at seminar on human rights mechanisms and migrants in Brussels © OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

Madrid colloquium addresses Roma segregation in housing

In Madrid colloquium on “Roma Segregated Housing as a Human Rights Challenge”, Governments and civil society engaged in “Chatham House rule” discussion on Roma housing segregation and de-segregation policies.
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Participants at seminar on human rights mechanisms and migrants in Brussels © OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

States and UN discuss recommendations regarding rights of migrants

The annual European Development Days, held on 26-27 November 2013, had an unprecedented focus on human rights-based approach to development (HRBA).
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