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Hopes for reunification marred as leaders fail to reach deal over Cyprus

Despite hopes for landmark UN backed peace agreement between Greek and Cypriot authorities, leaders recently left Switzerland without a deal. Read more

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Hopes for reunification marred as leaders fail to reach deal over Cyprus

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

On 1st October, at least four protestors were shot dead by security forces in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand while protesting against a land acquisition by a public sector utility NTPC. Read more

Four dead after police open fire on protest in Jharkhand

Two prominent activists arrested in Cambodia as crackdown continues

On 17th August, following a Black Monday vigil in the Boeung Kak community, two prominent human rights activists, Tep Vanny and Bov Sophea were arrested and charged with “incitement.” Read more

Two prominent activists arrested in Cambodia as crackdown continues

Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

A transgender woman was brutally attacked by two men as civil society calls on the government to protect LGBTI people in Georgia. Read more

Attacks on LGBTI people continue in Georgia

Fears of centralised power spark protest and clashes with police in Italy

On 5th November, hundreds of anti-government protesters clashed with Italian police in Florence as they demonstrated against a constitutional referendum put forward by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Read more

Fears of centralised power spark protest and clashes with police in Italy

Prominent human rights activist attacked

On 27th October, the chair of Bulgaria's largest human rights groups was physically attacked. Read more

Prominent human rights activist attacked

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

The recent mobilisation by a conservative umbrella grouping of CSOs, closely affiliated to the Romanian Orthodox Church called The Coalition for Family, has raised 3 million signatures in support of a change to the Romanian Constitution which restricts the definition of family to heterosexual couples. Read more

Setback for same-sex marriage in Romania

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

In recent months, people in Belgium have been mobilising over proposed trade agreements between the European Union (EU), the United States and Canada. Read more

Protests against trans-Atlantic trade deals dominate headlines in Belgium

Swazi civil society welcomes the repeal of draconian legislation

On 16th September, the High Court in Swaziland struck down the country's notorious Suppression of Terrorism Act (STA) and the long outdated 1938 Sedition and Subversive Activities (SSA) Act. Read more

Swazi civil society welcomes the repeal of draconian legislation

Recent protests marred by violence

Recent protests in Cote d'Ivoire have been marred by violence from police and protestors alike. Read more

Recent protests marred by violence