Abusive comments, harassment and incitement to violence easily slip through online platforms’ content moderation tools, finds a new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It shows that most online hate targets women, but people of African descent, Roma and Jews are also affected. A lack of access to platforms’ data and understanding of what constitutes hate speech hampers efforts to tackle online hate. FRA calls for more transparency and guidance to ensure a safer online space for all.
On the International Day for Tolerance, on 16 November 2023, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published its data on hate crimes for 2022.
Through the Strength for Change project, the Centre for Peace Studies initiated, continued or intensified cooperation with organizations and initiatives representing racialized, migrant or minority communities, to create a database for recording incidents of racism and discrimination affecting these communities.
Open letter to EU institutions and EU Member States: Stop Israel’s war crimes and prioritise the Palestinian people’s fight against genocide and apartheid
Centre for Peace Studies joined a collective of civil society organisations committed to the principles of peace, democracy, decolonisation, and anti-imperialism in signing an open letter to EU political leaders, calling for immediate and ethical action by the EU to prioritise the Palestinian people’s fight against genocide and to cooperate with Palestinians and international partners, including those from the Global South, to prepare the ground for lasting peace and human security for Palestinians and Israelis alike, in full recognition of long-standing Palestinian
Civil society organisations in the European Union are still facing threats, due to laws, lack of funding and limited access to decision-making. But the latest findings from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) also reveal growing awareness and support to enable civil society better promote human rights and democracy.
The guide for third-country nationals on access to healthcare in Croatia contains concise information on the basic terms that we all face when accessing doctors and other healthcare providers in Croatia. The guide also contains instructions on how to find primary care doctors and other useful instructions for accessing healthcare in Croatia.
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Due to the use of annual leave, free legal assistance will not be available from July 31st until August 21st.
Refugees file a lawsuit to the Constitutional Court of Croatia: more than two years without effective investigation into a brutal pushback case which included sexual assault
Today, on 18th April 2023, a new lawsuit was filed at the Constitutional Court of Croatia, for an ineffective and inadequate investigation into a pushback case, by a group of refugees who were victims of a particularly brutal pushback from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in October 2020 which included severe violence and sexual assault.