How to keep up with Human Rights

What are human rights and how to stay informed? Here are my tips: 1. Let's start with the basics of human rights protection: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Article 1 declares: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act... Continue Reading →

How are refugees legally protected?

The 1951 Geneva Convention states in Article IA(2) the definition of a refugee: A person who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him or herself of the protection of that... Continue Reading →

Humanitarian aid initiative for Ukrainian refugees

A van fully packed with wheat, pasta, sugar, cookies and cornflakes. 4 passengers including me. 1,200 kilometers ahead, the distance between Meppen in Germany (my hometown) and Ostrołęka in Poland. Between these two small cities exists a city partnership since 1994. At the beginning of the war and the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in Ostrołęka,... Continue Reading →

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