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Open Letter to Members of the European Parliament on the EU Conflict Minerals ... (18/05/2015) The European Union is the world’s largest economy, the world’s largest trading block, and home to 500 million consumers. Every year, millions of euro worth of minerals flow into the EU from some of the poorest places on earth. No questions are asked about how they are extracted, or whether their trade fuels conflict in local communities. The EU has no legislation in place to ensure companies ... EU must act for women human rights defenders under attack in Afghanistan (06/05/2015) Amnesty International calls on you to act to ensure that the European Union (EU), its member states, and the wider international community remain committed to protecting and supporting the crucial work of human rights defenders (HRDs), and particularly of women human rights defenders (WHRDs), in Afghanistan.

Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP)

Igor Driesmans, Member of Cabinet HRVP Paola Pampaloni, Head of Division, European External Action Service (EEAS) Tomas Niklasson, Deputy Head of Division, EEAS Andreas Fischer-Barnicol, Desk Officer, Afghanistan, EEAS Paul Godfrey, Desk Officer, Afghanistan, EEAS

Letter to HRVP Mogherini: International attention can make a difference for ... (23/04/2015) Last week, we published our report 'Behind the Rhetoric: Human rights abuses in Bahrain continue unabated', which highlights how, despite assurances towards the international community, the Bahraini government has intensified its crackdown on dissenting voices in recent months.

Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Vice President of the European Commission

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Death Penalty facts and figures 2014 In 2014, there was an alarming rise in death sentences as governments resorted to capital ...
S.O.S. Europe: Lost to the Deep The Italian Search and Rescue operation - Mare Nostrum - which has been in existence since October ...
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