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Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Turkey should protect human rights defenders and end judicial arbitrariness | Council of Europe

“Turkey must take urgent and necessary measures to re-establish trust in its judiciary and repair the damage inflicted on the rule of law during the state of emergency and its aftermath”, said Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights.

Lawyers Collective Being Targeted For Its Work On Human Rights In India | Bloomberg

Indira Jaising says she and her husband Anand Grover are being “targeted” due to their work in the field of human rights. Raids were carried out at her residence and offices of NGO Lawyers Collective in Mumbai and Delhi.

Entry ban at Israeli city park provokes apartheid warnings | Middle East Eye

Jewish mayor calls on residents to raise Israeli flags and play Hebrew music as mother and son barred from playground.

Amal Clooney warns Australia over press freedom, comparing it to North Korea | 9News

Celebrity lawyer Amal Clooney has warned Australia over press freedom in the wake of the AFP raids on a journalist and the ABC - even comparing the country to North Korea.

Announcing the First Ever Global Summit on Human Rights and Climate Change | Greenpeace International

The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September.

Statement by the Spokesperson concerning human rights defenders and lawyers in China | European External Action Service

Four years ago, the Chinese government arrested and detained more than 300 human rights lawyers and human rights defenders, during the so-called “709 crackdown”.

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