As the 2012 Split Pride approaches, we should like to draw your attention to our latest report launched this week.
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.
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
16/11/2011The rights to freedom of expression and assembly in azerbaijan are severely restricted. in spite of this, youth activists, political opposition parties and others organized public protests in march and april 2011, demanding more freedoms and regime change.
11/04/2011Amnesty International writes to Stefan Füle about its report documenting forced evictions of Roma people by the City of Belgrade in connection with an EU-funded construction project and analyses how the authorities failed to comply with their international human rights obligations on the right to adequate housing.
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 ...