Holocaust Commemoration Day 27 January

The following are extracts from the speech of David Sassoli the President of the European Parliament yesterday on the occasion of Holocaust Commemoration Day. “Today we remember that 76 years ago the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau were opened, revealing the horror of the Nazi genocide.” “What happened in that concentration camp and in all the other…

EU China Treaty a “Mistake”

The German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has published an article about an Open Letter by 100 renowned China experts, researchers and human-rights activists across the globe who are calling for a suspension of the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI).  The experts are demanding an end to the EU-China investment agreement, naming serious human rights violations and the suppression of…

Oppression against the Roma. What has changed?

On the occasion of the anniversary of Nazi genocide of Roma 76 years ago, Roma activists call for a robust fight against the rise of far-right populism. They implore that Roma history and Roma genocide be taught across schools in Europe so that young people can understand and fight against existing fascism and racism in society. …

International Court of Justice 75th Anniversary

One year ahead of the 75th anniversary of the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague, Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer has initiated a musical Instagram journey entitled #unitedmusic75. The project is supported by the United Nations Regional Information Centre and the International Court of Justice.  The one-year challenge is a call for action to show solidarity and highlight the convening power of music for a common cause, peace through justice. During the #unitedmusic75 challenge an…