In New York on the 70th session of UN General Assembly held on 12th July 2016, it was opened High level thematic debate – Human Rights at the center of the global agenda. Opening the debate, the President of the 70th session of General Assembly of the United Nations, His Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft emphasized that the debate on human rights, which is held for the third time during his term of office, is the main foundation and pillar of everything that the United Nations is based on.
Human rights advocates have condemned a Serbian tabloid for calling for the arrest of so-called ‘foreign mercenaries’, calling it part of an ongoing campaign against journalists and NGOs.
A prominent human rights lawyer in Belgrade has condemned a Serbian tabloid for calling for the arrest of alleged “foreign mercenaries” supposedly working to destabilise the country.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM, as an organization that has been fighting for human rights and democracy for many years, together with other Civil Society Organizations signed below, harshly condemns the actions with which the authorities in Serbia are undermining the reputation of the state, with non-transparent proposals of candidates for membership in international bodies, for positions in charge of human rights protection.
Expert Consultation with Mónica Pinto, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
This consultation was an opportunity for legal professionals to provide the Special Rapporteur with information about the threats and risk faced by lawyers in Eastern Europe, North Caucasus and Central Asia.