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.
24/04/2012The report, Choice and prejudice: Discrimination against Muslims in Europe, exposes the impact of discrimination against Muslims on grounds of religion or belief in various aspects of their lives, including education and work. The lives of Muslims in five European countries: Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland, form the report’s focus.
20/04/2012On 24 April Amnesty International will hold a press conference to launch a report calling for European governments to take action to curb discrimination against Muslims.
If the EU China High Level People to People Dialogue on culture is to lead to “concrete actions that are to determine a positive evolution of our societies, in the full respect of their highly valued diversity”, human rights must be at the heart of discussions. We urge the EU to use every opportunity to call on China to fully respect, promote and protect the right to freedom of expression, assembly and association, as well as cultural rights, in particular of ethnic minorities.
Amnesty International’s report ‘Stifling human rights work: The impact of civil society legislation in Ethiopia’ documents how human rights organisations in the country have been silenced through repressive legislation. The EU’s attempts to raise concerns through diplomatic channels have not yielded results, and we therefore urge the EU to speak out more robustly.
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
24/05/2013 Panic Button is an application that enables activists at risk to broadcast their location periodically to a pre-determined list of contacts. Now Panic Button has been picked as one of 10 finalist projects for Google’s ...
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 ...