26/04/2012In June 2012, the Council of the European Union will approve the extension of the mandate of the EU-led rule of law mission in Kosovo, (EULEX). In this report, Amnesty International advocates that the new mandate should include specific measures to ensure that EULEX, as a matter of urgency, prioritizes the investigation and prosecution of crimes under international law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
24/04/2012The report, Choice and prejudice: Discrimination against Muslims in Europe, exposes the impact of discrimination against Muslims on grounds of religion or belief in various aspects of their lives, including education and work. The lives of Muslims in five European countries: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, form the report’s focus.
20/04/2012On 24 April Amnesty International will hold a press conference to launch a report calling for European governments to take action to curb discrimination against Muslims.
27/03/2012Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, gives a speech at the LIBE hearing on 27 March, 2012
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.
23/06/2009 Pendant la présidence suédoise, l’Union européenne va devoir faire face à des changements mondiaux et institutionnels. La crise économique et financière va exiger des réponses évitant l'agitation sociale; la sauvegarde des droits économiques, sociaux et culturels sera un élément déterminant. Une nouvelle Commission et un nouveau Parlement européens offrent de nouvelles possibilités pour débloquer la réforme institutionnelle, sous la direction déterminée de la présidence. À ces efforts devraient s’ajouter une réflexion renouvelée autour des politiques de l’Union européenne relatives aux droits humains et sur la manière de développer ses mécanismes internes, ainsi que des outils de consultations de la société civile plus transparents.
23/05/2013 For each rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, Amnesty International asks the presidency to commit itself to advancing human rights within the EU and worldwide. We also seek the presidency’s active ...
23/05/2013 This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch ...