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Fifth “Forgotten Europeans” event focuses on rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities © OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

Fifth “Forgotten Europeans” event focuses on rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities


The human rights of persons in institutional care is one of the key human rights challenges in Europe today. Over the past five years, OHCHR’s Regional Office for Europe has sought to bring attention to the challenges that these persons face through a series of events entitled “Forgotten Europeans”. The fifth event in this series took place in October 2014, and pioneered a human-rights-based approach to persons with psychosocial disabilities.
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OHCHR Representative visits projects in Portugal © OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

OHCHR Regional Representative visits migrant and Roma inclusion projects in 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.
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Madrid colloquium addresses Roma segregation in housing © 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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Human Rights in the news

International Day of Older Persons
Older persons constitute a rapidly growing group in societies across the world. That almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60; that by 2050, 2 billion people - over 20 per cent of the world’s population - will be 60 or older.
No impunity for migrant murder
High Commissioner Zeid urges Egypt and other North African and European States to make a concerted effort to bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing hundreds of refugees and migrants to die in the Mediterranean
Guilty until proven innocent?
The UN Independent Expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák, calls “disturbing and dangerous” the recent sensationalistic ‘trial by media’ of Roma communities in Europe.
Turkey
High Commissioner urges Turkey’s government and civil society to act in a manner which would defuse tensions, following large-scale protests across the country.
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