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Ukraine preparing for chairmanship of Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers | March 15, 2011

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko on March 14 chaired the first (constituent) meeting of the interdepartmental working group on monitoring the implementation by the Ukrainian authorities.

Protest actions against terrible conditions for migrants took place in France | March 11, 2011

Mass demonstrations against xenophobia and the “Law of Besson” (NON à la «loi Besson» et à la xénophobie) took place on Wednesday in Paris and other French cities. It worsens the conditions of the poor migrants in France.

Uzbekistan submits report on children’s rights to UN | March 11, 2011

National Center of Uzbekistan on Human Rights (NCUHR) directed next report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The European Parliament has strongly condemned the flagrant human rights violations in Belarus | March 11, 2011

MEPs have strongly criticized human rights violations in Belarus.

OSCE commissioner overseeing issue of observation of Ukrainians' rights in Russia | March 10, 2011

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek has assured the head of the political council of the Our Ukraine Party, Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, that he is attentively supervising the issue of the observation of Ukrainians' rights in Russia.

Europe fears flow of refugees from Libya | March 10, 2011

Another serious problem associated with Libya is currently being discussed in Europe. The Civil war may lead to the fact that to the countries of the Old World will be flooded with Libyan refugees

OSCE Observers to Monitor Belarusian Trials | March 10, 2011

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says it is sending a team of observers to Belarus to monitor the trials of those arrested during protests that followed the December 19 presidential election

MIA and Human Rights | March 9, 2011

In 2010 in Ukraine the number of violations of human rights by the Ministry of Internal Affairs has increased significantly: reports of torture and other forms of unlawful violence by the police, some with a fatal outcome, have recently become more frequent. Thus, during 2010 there were about 50 reports on deaths as a result of police action (in 2009 – 21 reports).

Latvia: New Ombudsman elected | March 4, 2011

On 3 March 2011, Mr Juris Jansons was elected to the post of Ombudsman by the Latvian Parliament.

Belarus taking part in the 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council | March 4, 2011

Belarus calls for increasing the role of the UN Human Rights Council in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, and urges to condemn application of unilateral coercive measures that impede the full realization of human rights, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, Mikhail Khvostov said when speaking at the 16th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, BelTA learnt from the Foreign Ministry press service.