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27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

25 Jun 2012 description

Copenhagen, 25 June 2012

Tomorrow, 26th June 2012, will see hundreds of organisations all over the world mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

The day also marks the 25th anniversary of the coming into effect of the United Nations Convention against Torture on 26th June 1987.

27 Feb 2012 description

The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) – the global umbrella body for 150 rehabilitation centres in 74 countries today called for States to sign the new Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPCRC) at the official signing ceremony due to take place tomorrow, 28th of February 2012. The measure, the third Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is a last resort for children when their country’s legal system has failed to remedy a violation of their rights.