Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help pro - tact them. They clarify the rights of refuse - gees and the obligations of the 148 States that are party to one or both of these instruments.

Universal accession to the Refugee Convention is a valid and achievable goal. In this anniversary year of the Convention, I appeal to all non-signatory States to ac - cede to it and ... read more.



3 May - World Press Freedom Day


The date chosen for this annual celebration was 3 May, which is a day of action in the form of initiatives designed to uphold press freedom, as well as a day for assessing the state of press freedom in the world, a day for warning the public and raising awareness, a day for encouraging debate among media professionals, and a commemoration of all the journalists  ... read more.


Dear Colleges and friends, 

I hope that you all are ok.  Please find enclosed a new article written by a former student of the University of Strasbourg on very current issues: “Intelligence, cooperation and fundamental freedoms: the European challenge of prevention”. 

Have nice day! more.

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Dear Colleges, 

On 6 July 2017, eight human rights derenders and two consultants had their detentions extended to seven days following their arrests a day earlier on Bayukada island, off the coast of Istanbul. Seven days is the maximum period of time permitted for detainees to be held without charge under Turkey's State of Emergency. more.

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