20 janvier 2020

UUK warns against ‘no-deal’ consequences

By Kerrie Kennedy. With the possibility of a no-deal Brexit looming, Universities UK has published a briefing that sets out the consequences that exiting the EU without a deal would have on the country’s students, researchers and 136 member universities. More...

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Netherlands: international students have difficulties “finding their way”

By Kerrie Kennedy. International students in the Netherlands are struggling to connect with their Dutch peers, find accommodation and may experience extreme stress and psychological problems, a survey has revealed. More...

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UK: more students than ever are going abroad during their first degree – UUKi

By Kerrie Kennedy. For the fifth year running, research by Universities UK International has revealed that more UK undergraduate students than ever are going abroad as part of their degree, up from 7.2% in 2014−15 to 7.8% in 2016−17. More...

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Switzerland tops list of attractive countries – OECD

By Kerrie Kennedy. Switzerland, Norway and Germany have topped the latest OECD list of attractive countries for international university students due to their student visas allowing broad access to work during studies. Equal tuition fees for both domestic and foreign students also add to appeal of the countries. More...

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Italy: more measures needed to protect women from violence

Conseil de l'EuropeA new report from GREVIO, the Council of Europe’s expert group on violence against women, has urged the Italian authorities to enact more measures to protect women from violence. While welcoming some innovative new laws, notably regarding stalking, providing paid leave for victims of violence and support for orphans of victims, the report says more work still needs to be done. More...

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Psycho-neurological institutions in Ukraine: CPT report recommends more care in the community

Conseil de l'EuropeThe Council of Europe’s anti-torture committee (CPT) has made a series of recommendations after visiting three psycho-neurological centres (“internats”) in two regions of Ukraine in April 2019. The committee calls on the Ukrainian authorities to accelerate the closing of such large-capacity institutions in favour of smaller ones based in the community. More...

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Venice Commission: New reform in Poland further undermines judicial independence

Conseil de l'EuropeIn an urgent Opinion issued today, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission, together with the organisation’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, concludes that the amendments to laws on the judiciary passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm) on 20 December 2019 and now being scrutinised in the Senate may further undermine judicial independence. More...

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Denmark needs to improve conditions in migration detention centres

Conseil de l'EuropeA report from the Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) has called on Denmark to improve conditions in two centres where migrants are detained. It also recommended improvements in two prisons, as well as better procedures for prolonged restraint of psychiatric patients, and more access to lawyers for detainees in police stations. More...

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Armenia joins the Council of Europe’s drug policy expert body, Pompidou Group

Conseil de l'EuropeArmenia has become the 40th member of the Council of Europe’s Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group). The Government’s decision takes effect from 1 January 2020. More...

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Serbia: Roma situation still alarming

Conseil de l'EuropeSerbia’s legal framework for protecting national minorities is solid, Serbian authorities are making commendable efforts to improve the situation of Roma-communities and to regulate the status of stateless persons, to develop cultural initiatives and minority media. However, the contrast between the levels of protection of minority rights in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and in other regions of Serbia remains notable, lack of data hinders work on protecting rights of minorities, and the participation of minorities in state administration should be significantly improved. More...

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