05/06/2013Letter to Alan Shatter TD Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence on Council Conclusions on Fundamental Rights & Rule of Law. Amnesty International welcomes the Irish presidency’s initiative of adopting conclusions on fundamental rights and the rule of law at the June JHA Council meeting.
29/04/2013Submission to the European Commission: The Czech Republic's Discriminatory Treatment of Roma breaches EU Race Directive
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.
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
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 ...