17/04/2013Amnesty International has acknowledged the European Commission’s proposal yesterday which would require large European companies to disclose information on environmental and social matters, including human rights, in their annual reports.
01/10/2012Amnesty International (AI) welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the European Parliament’s resolution on the European Commission’s Communication A renewed EU strategy 2011-2014 for Corporate Social Responsibility (the Communication). The resolution offers an excellent opportunity to foster an open debate between stake-holders on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the role the EU could and should play in responding to the challenges it presents.
When EIB president Mr. Werner Hoyer met with Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Mr. Salil Shetty, on Monday 23 July they discussed concerns related to the failure of the Serbian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) and relevant municipalities in southern Serbia to deliver on measures required by the EIB to overcome human rights violations resulting from the Gazela Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
12/06/2012The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been plagued by almost two decades of conflict that has resulted in the suffering of millions of men, women and children. Crimes under international law including unlawful killings, enforced disappearance, torture and sexual violence have been committed on a large scale by national and foreign armies, armed groups and militias.
05/05/2011It has now been over a year since Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation published the report ‚From Words to Deeds: making the EU ban in ‘tools of torture’ a reality”.
04/01/2011The changes brought by the Lisbon Treaty have radically transformed the EU presidency’s task. It now focuses far more on internal affairs. So one of the main challenges confronting the Hungarian presidency on the human rights front will be something its predecessors were able to dodge by hiding behind laudable work on the external front. Europe’s human rights landscape has also been altered. Discrimination against minorities, and racism in law enforcement and criminal justice, have grown so much that they are too overwhelming for member states to tackle singlehandedly. In particular the situation of the Roma people and the grave violations they are facing throughout Europe, have spelt an end to the previous and all-too-convenient impasse EU presidencies have cited to allow them to avoid confronting the human rights situation in the EU.
12/06/2013 Poland and the European Union must ensure that the country urgently investigates long-standing accusations that it hosted a CIA-run secret prison where suspects were tortured between 2002 and 2005.
03/06/2013 How long do you think you would cope if you were confined to a cupboard-sized room of just six square metres, 23 hours a day? An hour? A day? A week? How about 41 years and counting? Forty-one years ago, three young black ...