The British Helsinki Human Rights Group monitors human rights and democracy in the 57 OSCE member states from the United States to Central Asia.
* Monitoring the conduct of elections in OSCE member states.
* Examining issues relating to press freedom and freedom of speech
* Reporting on conditions in prisons and psychiatric institutions
The British Helsinki Human Rights Group (BHHRG) traces democracy and human rights in the fifty seven OSCE member states from the US to Central Asia. The BHHRG is a registered charity (UK). It does not have investments from any government and is subordinated to voluntary donations. Its basic aim is to provide unique research information to all people interested in human rights articles in the OSCE region. It's also necessary to underline, that all reports of our organization are created by specially educated authors. Majority of reports are being done directly from the place of events.
Monitoring and analyzing the passage of elections in OSCE member states;
Analyzing issues according to such topics as press and speech freedom;
Reporting on situations in asylums and prisons;
Researching conditions in psychiatric institutions and covering immigration issues.
HITS: 2019 | 17-01-2003, 05:13 | Comments: (0) | Categories: Albania, Global Events, War and peace
With the end of the 78 day war between NATO and Yugoslavia, hundreds of thousands of Kosovar Albanians may have returned home, but a new refugee crisis has followed. During the summer, the British Helsinki Human Rights Group conducted several on-the-spot observation missions in Dover, Calais and south-eastern Italy to analyze the complex and controversial issues of political asylum, migration, and the role of the mafia in people smuggling. Real Refugees, the Abuse of Asylum and Organized Crime With the end of the 78 day war between NATO and Yugoslavia, hundreds of thousands of Kosovar Albanians may have returned home, but a new refugee has crisis followed. The flow of would-be asylum seekers claiming to be from Kosovo and trying to enter EU states has not stopped. During the summer several European countries reported an upsurge in the number of refugees arriving and seeking asylum, notably Great Britain, Germany, France and Italy. During the summer, the British Helsinki Human Rights Group conducted several on-the-spot observation missions in Dover, Calais and south-eastern Italy to analyze the complex and controversial issues of political asylum, migration, and the role of the mafia in people smuggling.
Euthanasia in the Netherlands: A history of Dutch euthanasia
HITS: 2258 | 20-02-2002, 02:55 | Comments: (0) | Categories: Netherlands , Politics, World health
There can be few issues which touch the twin human rights issues of the rule of law and the right to life more deeply than euthanasia. And yet, in a leading European Union country which vaunts its own commitment to the principle of human rights, euthanasia is widely and openly practiced, even though it is against the law. Introduction The Dutch seat of government, the Hague, was the place where the first steps were made towards establishing a system of international criminal law: the first attempt at creating a supranational security system was made at the International Peace Conference in the Hague, while a series of conventions on the laws of war were signed at the Hague between 1904 and 1907, marking the preliminary building-blocks for a supranational legal system. Now, the Dutch city is once again in the vanguard of international criminal law, as it hosts the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the court which is expected to give rise, in time, to the International Criminal Court with universal jurisdiction. Despite this, there are serious grounds for concern that the internationally famous Dutch toleration of euthanasia contradicts the very principles to which the Dutch have proclaimed themselves attached for a century. The Dutch parliament is currently considering a bill to bring the law into line with a quarter of a century of official toleration of euthanasia. However, even this regularization of the legal situation leaves open the more fundamental issues of the right to life and its potential infringement.