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Widespread deprivation is destroying Roma lives - families are living excluded from society in shocking conditions, while children with little education face bleak prospects for the future, a new report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. The report, published on 29 November 2016, analyses the gaps in Roma inclusion around the EU to guide Member States seeking to improve their integration policies.

The survey shows data for 8 countries, with those for Croatia being in accordance with the state of human rights and discrimination of Roma minority described in the Annual report of the Ombudswoman of Croatia. 

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras, met with Deputy Ombudswoman Tena Šimonović Einwalter and advisers at the Office of the Ombudswoman on 29 November in Zagreb. The Ombudswoman for Childre Ivana Milas Klarić, the Ombudswoman for persons with disabilities Anka Slonjšak and the representative of the Office of the Ombudwoman for gender equality participated in the meeting, along with their associates.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20935&LangID=E#sthash.KI7nytzt.dpuf
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20935&LangID=E#sthash.KI7nytzt.dpuf
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Pūras - See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=20935&LangID=E#sthash.KI7nytzt.dpuf
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National preventive mechanisms (NPM) from 13 countries gathered in Zagreb on 29 and 30 November 2016 for the Conference of NPMs of the South-East Europe Network.

The Conference was dedicated to the marking of 10 years of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). During the two days, the event included discussions on strengthening the follow-up of NPM
recommendations, implementation of the UN Mandela Rules and the role of NPMs in protection of refugees and migrants.

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The second Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights is taking place on 17-18 November 2016 in Brussels, with a focus on media pluralism and democracy. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union Koen Lenaerts, Slovakian Minister of Culture Marek Maďarič and Vice-President of the European Parliament Ulrike Lunacek opened the first day of the event, which introduced disscussions with a wide range of experts on the key role in democratic societies of a free and pluralist media, in particular digital media.

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