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EU COUNTRY ROADMAPS FOR ENGAGEMENT WITH CIVIL SOCIETY: ADDED VALUE AND STATE OF IMPLEMENTATION – Tanzania

Tanzania Key elements of the context Narrow Environment. The multiplicity of laws is a source of confusion and the freedom of association is under pressure due to the omnibus limitation clause, which limits in practice the exercise of guaranteed rights and freedoms and the issuance of legal permits for public demonstration and assembly. The authorities […]

UN plan to relocate Syrian refugees in northern Europe

The EU internal reallocation of 160,000 refugees is hardly moving. Less than 1,000 refugees have moved within the month-old scheme. No surprise: why would refugees agree to go to unknown parts of Europe? One way to speed up the reallocation is to widen the criteria for family reunion. Current rules only entitle refugees to move […]

Child rights in Azerbaijan? Two cheers for the government!

Western criticism of Azerbaijan’s human rights record mostly ignores one area of real progress – juvenile justice.  The country has gone further than some other former Soviet republics in diverting children in conflict with the law away from the cycle of arrest-charge-prosecution-trial-conviction-punishment.  For minor offences, the police usually mediate informally, or enlist teachers or religious […]