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Stop racist violence, Greece told

The government of Greece must act to stop the “impunity for the rising number of racist crimes in Greece,” Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has said.

In a statement following his five-day visit to Greece, Mr. Muižnieks said: “The police, prosecutors and courts need to become fully acquainted with and give effect to existing anti-racism legislation, including the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination by which Greece is bound.”

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Step up fight against human trafficking, France told

The Council of Europe’s group of experts on action against trafficking in human beings (GRETA) has urged the French authorities to take a number of steps to improve the country’s fight against trafficking in human beings.

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Obama urges America to better welcome immigrants

US President Barack Obama has embarked on his second presidential term by presenting a progressive vision of a government committed to protecting rights of all, including immigrants and gay.

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Don’t silence Hamdy Al-Azazy’s humanitarian work

I have been involved with human rights for almost 40 years. During my long experience, I have noticed that the most capable and courageous human rights defenders create problems for those who exploit the tragedies of the persecuted.

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UN experts condemn beheading of Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia

UN Special Rapporteurs on summary executions, torture and migrants have expressed outrage at the beheading of a Sri Lankan domestic worker in Saudi Arabia.

Rizana Nafeek was charged with murder of a baby in her care in 2005 when she was reportedly 17 years old. According to the accused, the baby choked while being fed.

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