27/04/2009A new report, to be published this week, entitled ‘Mixed Messages: Obama’s First 100 days’, shows that although there has been some progress under the new administration in changing the counter- terrorism policies and practices of the previous administration, serious challenges still remain. The EU, as a key strategic partner for the US, both under the former and the current administrations, has an important role to play in meeting these challenges.
03/04/2009To complement Amnesty International’s programme for the rotating EU presidencies, the following document is intended to address our broader human rights concerns to the full range of EU policy makers and actors. It is additionally directed at relevant EU decision makers that do not necessarily have a background in human rights, but whose work nonetheless can potentially create a real impact.
01/04/2009The summit meeting between the USA and EU member states on 5 April 2009 is a historic event. It is historic because it marks the EU‟s first formal discussion with the new US administration, and also because it offers the opportunity to mark a step change in EU-US co-operation. It provides the opportunity to begin to draw to a close the dark chapter of abusive practices, involving states on both sides of the Atlantic, used to combat terrorism, and to open a new chapter in global relations, with both the EU and the USA in a position to show responsible leadership in tackling human rights issues of mutual concern.
24/02/2009Ahead of the discussions of the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council next week on how to help the US close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, this is a letter from an international coalition of non-governmental organisations actively involved in advocacy and litigation on the closure of Guantanamo.
23/02/2009Read the Amnesty International recommendations to the Czech Presidency of the EU
22/01/2009Joint letter of members of an international coalition of non-governmental organizations on Guantanamo.
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 ...