24/04/2013Amnesty International’s mid-term review of Ireland’s presidency of the European Union.
05/12/2012Amnesty International is inviting all the EU institutions and agencies involved in implementing the Stockholm Programme to do more than carry out a formal review of what activities were carried out and to revisit their action (or inaction) critically, in line with the ‚tools‛ (for good implementation) promoted by the Stockholm Programme three years ago. These tools include ‚objective and impartial evaluation of the implementation of the policies‛, ‚evaluation of the effectiveness of the legal instruments‛, including to ‚determine any obstacles to the proper functioning‛ of the different areas covered, as well as ‚open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society‛.
05/12/2012At the Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting tomorrow, the Cyprus presidency is expected to contribute to the mid-term review of implementation of the Stockholm Programme, the five-year programme defining the EU’s priorities in freedom, security and justice, by submitting a progress assessment.
There’s no shortage of EU laws or powers to defend human rights. The problem is a desperate lack of political will-power. All of us deserve to live safe from human rights violations so we can enjoy our rights free from fear and pointless constraints. We want the Commission to use its existing powers boldly to tackle today’s defects and make a tangible difference for human rights in Europe.
In the coming days, you will be issuing an important message to the people of Europe about their future through your ‘State of the Union’ address. Amnesty International calls on you as President of the Commission, to give due prominence in this address to human rights both within the EU and abroad.
On International Women’s Day 2011, Amnesty International expressed its profound concerns at last minute efforts by some Council of Europe member states to unravel key provisions in a new European treaty on violence against women.
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 ...