27/05/2013A consultation on combating FGM was launched by the European Commission and is open till May 30. Amnesty International's End FGM campaign submitted its recommendations. An EU communication on FGM is expected by the end of 2013.
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.
02/12/2011The Bonn Conference on 5 December is a key moment to discuss the status of the transition and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, and to decide on important foundations for the future of Afghanistan. We welcome that the EU Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions on Afghanistan of 14 November stress the importance of tangible results in the fields of governance, respect for human rights and the rule of law.
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.
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 ...