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Human Rights Tag

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Faced with an increase in cases of whistleblowers reporting wrongdoing within companies and public institutions, the European Union (hereinafter, the Union or the EU, indistinctly) was under pressure to establish a policy to protect whistleblowers, which eventually crystallized in Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law...

On June 14, 2023, in the framework of the European project PATFox (Pioneering AntiSLAPP Training for Freedom of Expression) and with the support of the Illustrious Provincial Bar Association of A Coruña, we organized the training day "New threats to democracy: How to counteract SLAPPs".  The event was attended by lawyers, academics and representatives of ICA...

In recent years, a discourse based on racism, xenophobia, intolerance, ethnocentrism, discrimination, inequality, exclusion, marginalization and criminalization against this sector of the population, aimed at the construction of the Other understood as a danger, as an enemy, has been growing stronger.  Recurrent targets of hate speech are national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, already vulnerable communities,...

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has recently published the European Union Fundamental Rights Report 2023. This document reviews the achievements in this field during 2022 and identifies the main areas of concern. Thus, the report focuses mainly on the problems arising from the war in Ukraine and provides a comprehensive analysis of...

Empresas y derechos humanos Cuando hablábamos de diligencia debida (due diligence) en el marco de las empresas, nos referíamos a la precaución razonable con la cual una empresa debía realizar un acuerdo, teniendo en cuenta los datos financieros y otros documentos de interés. El análisis de riesgos solo tenía en cuenta variables meramente económicas. Desde 2021,...

At the Diplomatic Conference held from 15 to 26 May in Ljubljana, Slovenia, organized by the MLA initiative[1], which includes the Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Argentina, Senegal and Mongolia, the Ljubljana-Hague Convention (hereinafter, the Convention) was adopted after 12 years of negotiation. This document enables cooperation between countries for the investigation and prosecution of crimes of...

El Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos pide proteger y ampliar el espacio cívico El Alto Comisionado para los Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, Volker Türk, ha alertado sobre la “creciente presión de restricciones indebidas y leyes represivas” que se ciñen sobre el espacio cívico, considerado “clave para las sociedades sostenibles y resilientes”, ya que permite...

In the last 50 years, global plastic production has grown exponentially, leaving in its wake 9.2 billion tons of plastic between 1950 and 2017, as stated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Of that large amount of waste, 7 billion ended up between landfills and different natural environments, so that every minute the equivalent...

El pasado 12 de mayo un Juzgado de Instrucción de Madrid admitió a trámite una querella contra miembros de la conocida como Brigada Político Social franquista, entre ellos el ex – Comisario Villarejo, por delitos de lesa humanidad y tortura. La organización CEAQUA asegura que «es la primera admisión a trámite de una querella criminal,...