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.
Amnesty International welcomed a new European Parliament (EP) report that again urges implicated EU member states to investigate their involvement in the CIA’s rendition and secret detention programmes.
The attached list of voting recommendations addresses specific amendments proposed by both the rapporteur and other MEPs and our position on each amendment.
The report on European complicity in the CIA rendition and secret detention programmes led by Hélène Flautre MEP is being finalised in the LIBE committee and will be put to vote on 10 July. Today, Amnesty International launches its Unlock The Truth in Europe campaign, which calls on EU governments and candidate countries to carry out human rights-compliant investigations into their involvement in the CIA programmes in the context of the new European Parliament report.
26/06/2012We are writing to you to express our concern about the lack of concrete action towards reform of Europe’s pre-trial detention regime since the November 2011 consultation deadline to the European Commission’s Green Paper on Detention. We urge the European Commission to take action, publish its analysis of the consultation’s findings and announce the next steps, which should include a timeframe for tabling a legislative proposal setting common minimum standards for the use of pretrial detention.
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 ...