This 2013 edition of the Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe is ILGA-Europe's second edition of this annual publication.
To access country specific reports, go to Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People - 2013
This annual survey published by Freedom House provides a comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries and 14 related and disputed territories. The survey classifies countries as Free (43%), Partly Free (23%) and Not Free (34%).
To access the country specific reports, go to Freedom in the World - 2013
This annual report highlights the status of religious freedom globally and identifies countries of particular concern (CPCs). The following countries are designated as CPCs: Burma (Myanmar), China, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre provides an annual report which portrays the particular challenges faced by people internally displaced by armed conflict, generalised violence or human rights violations. The report states that over 6.5 million people were newly displaced internally by conflict in 2012, nearly twice the number of the previous year.
This issue of the Forced Migration Review includes 26 articles on the abuse of rights of forced migrants who identify as LGBTI. Authors include: Anne C. Richard (Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State); Volker Türk (Director of International Protection, UNHCR); and Ariel Shidlo and Joanne Ahola (Research Institute Without Walls).
Core legal instruments and UNHCR's policy and guidance relating to children at risk.
Provisions, guidance and tools on detention, prison conditions and freedom of movement.
Legal, policy and guidance documents on gender equality and women.
Legal, policy and operational documents relating to Internally Displaced Persons.
Key information relevant to the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict.
Documents on the intersection between refugee protection and international migration.
Legal, policy and guidance materials relevant to the refugee status determination process.
Core documents on UNHCR's resettlement activities, challenges and the policy framework.
Key materials relevant for asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Key documents from several special initiatives to clarify and strengthen UNHCR's mandate.
Legal instruments, UNHCR policy documents and guidance on statelessness.
Documents relevant to the human rights mechanisms within the United Nations.
The widening gap between the needs and resources available is a growing challenge, with two thirds of the refugees registered in the first four months of this year.
Several thousand Syrian civilians have reached Greece in search of safety. They have been regarded as irregular entrants, but that's changing.
More than 35,000 internally displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine state have gone to safer locations under a government evacuation plan. Many more have moved on their own.
The popular Spanish TV presenter highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees, particularly the children, and will help raise funds for UNHCR.
Without proof of birth, children cannot gain the legal identity they need to access even basic social services like education.
Sixteen-year-old Takwa achieved the fourth highest exam results in South Sudan's Upper Nile state. And she was not the only refugee to do well.