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07 Dec 2009
‘The Herald’ reports that in a two-year international operation, Europol identified five child victims and 221 suspects of child sexual exploitation. 115 alleged child sex offenders were arrested in 19 countries.
07 Dec 2009
‘OSCE’ reports on its website that in her presentation of the final annual report, Eva Biaudet told the OSCE Permanent Council that States must commit resources and show necessary political will to tackle human trafficking. She also...
07 Dec 2009
‘UNHCR’ published a press release in which the agency welcomes the adoption of the Stockholm programme of the EU on asylum and other Justice and Home Affairs. UNHCR expressed hope that the “transfer of protection”...
07 Dec 2009
‘Irish Examiner’ reports that the Irish government has set aside 15 million euros for the counselling and social work for the victims of clerical abuse in religious-run institutions, uncovered by the ‘Ryan Report’....
06 Dec 2009
‘Flanders News’ reports that the European Centre for Missing Children Child Focus published age-enhanced photos of five of Belgium’s most famous missing childre*n and young people. It hopes *to help in the search. A special...
06 Dec 2009
The Fundamental Rights Agency reports on its website that on the occasion of Human Rights Day the Agency launched its second annual Fundamental Rights conference in Stockholm. The conference is entitled “_*Making rights a reality for all...
06 Dec 2009
The ‘Europa’ website announces the motto of this year’s Human Rights Day: “Embrace diversity, end discrimination”. On this day, Vladimir Spidla, commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities...
06 Dec 2009
‘Spiegel Online’ reports that according to the latest publication of the Fundamental Rights Agency, racism and discrimination is a sad fact of day-to-day life for many European ethnic minorities and immigrants. The report found that...
06 Dec 2009
‘BBC’ reports that the European Court of Human Rights is in crisis, having a backlog of 120,000 cases, 28% of which are against Russia, which has blocked a package of reforms the past three years, which would have streamlined court...
06 Dec 2009
‘Reuters AlertNet’ reports that 3’000 youth from 25 rural communities pariticipated in information sessions on child rights as they relate to abuse and violence against children. The sessions also involved a number of parents,...

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