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05 Jan ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

A look behind the razor wire. The Council of Europe publishes regular statistics on imprisonment and penal institutions in Council of Europe Member States, as well information on non-custodial sanctions and measures. In its latest report, it emerged that the top 10 countries with the most overcrowded...

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15 Dec ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

In December 2015 the European Commission published a Draft Directive on Combating Terrorism (the “Terrorism Directive”) replacing the EU's 2002 Framework Decision on combating terrorism (2002/475/JHA). The Directive aims to complement existing anti-terrorism legislation, and includes specific provisions in relation to the rights of victims of terrorism. Under the proposed Directive...

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09 Dec ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

What does the general public think of gender-based violence? Recently, the EU Commission published a report focusing on public opinion about gender-based violence. Around 30.000 EU citizens across the Union were interviewed, and asked targeted questions aimed at uncovering their perceptions and views on the issue. It emerged that...

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02 Dec ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Spotlight on elderly abuse Elderly abuse is a harrowing reality, which is often ignored and swept under the carpet. In Europe and internationally many old people are victims of abuse. Abuse can take various forms: it can involve inadequate, refused or degrading treatment within the health system....

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24 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Yesterday, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli presented a new Bill in Parliament which aims to widen the current definition of rape and increase prison sentences for people who commit rape.  Among the suggested amendments is also the eviction of perpetrators of domestic violence from the family home....

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17 Nov ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

Is talking about sexual assault on social media a bad idea? We spend a lot of time online, posting, tweeting and sharing articles about current affairs and social issues. Social media pose no restrictions: everybody can have a say. When cases of sexual assault make the headlines, many...

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