29/04/2013Submission to the European Commission: The Czech Republic's Discriminatory Treatment of Roma breaches EU Race Directive
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.
03/12/2012In its decision in June 2012 with respect to the execution of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of D.H. and Others v. the Czech Republic, the Committee of Ministers asked the Czech Government to submit a “consolidated act
28/11/2012Several thousand migrant Roma are estimated to be forcibly evicted from informal settlements and squats each year across France.1 In most cases, entire families are left homeless, often with either no offer of any alternative housing or only a temporary and inadequate solution provided. Forced out of their homes, these families often find themselves living in increasingly precarious situations. These forced evictions generally take place without adequate prior information, consultation or notice to residents. French law does not allow people to enforce their human right not to be subjected to forced eviction.
08/11/2012Romani children in the Czech Republic are still being denied the educational opportunities offered to other students five years after the European Court of Human Rights found the authorities guilty of discrimination
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 ...