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.
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.
02/08/2010Amnesty international’s contribution to the consultation on an EU strategy for combating violence against women 2011-2015
05/07/2010Several NGOs, including Amnesty International, welcome the ongoing discussion on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims.
09/06/2010Following the Council Conclusions on the EU’s role in global health and ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council on 14 and 15 June, at which the EU’s common position on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be adopted for the upcoming 2010 UN Summit, Amnesty International would like to reiterate on concerns and recommendations to the EU in regard to the health MDGs.
08/06/2010Amnesty International would like to draw attention to the next Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union on the 14 and 15 June 2010. The Council’s Agenda will consider, among other issues, the European Commission’s 2010 Development Communication Package, which this year focuses on how the EU can support accelerated and sustained progress towards the MDGs.
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 ...