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  • Growing up without a father: A Bosnian Story

    Nikola Hajdin During the war in Bosnia, both children and adolescents experienced: ‘wounding of one’s father’, ‘father loss because of killing or missing and loss of immediate or extended family member(s)’, ‘unwillingly leaving home’, ‘separation from family and friends’, ‘forced expulsion from home’, ‘living in collective refugee settlements’, ‘refugee problems and life in a small […]

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  • LGBT Rights within the Council of Europe framework: the Principle of Non-Discrimination

    Vasco P. da Silva Within the political and legal framework provided by the Council of Europe, several recommendations have been presented to its 47 Member States concerning the topic of the LGBT rights. The most crucial has been the request for signature and ratification of Protocol No. 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights […]

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  • Monthly Roundup: Europe

    Ukraine adopts law regarding internally displaced persons On October 20th , the Ukrainian parliament passed the law on the rights and freedoms of internally displaced persons. The law stipulates the procedure for registering as IDP and regulates issues such as employment and social benefit. The law was created as a result of constructive efforts made […]

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  • Monthly Roundup – Sweden

    Prime Minister Löfven’s Statement of Government Policy After the parliamentary elections in September, Sweden had a shift in government on October 3rd. The result marks the end of an eight-year period of pro-market policy tax cuts under former Prime Minister Reinfeldt. Many Swedes worried that his tax cuts have undermined the country’s famed welfare system. […]