31/05/2005Human rights are often portrayed as a potential barrier to effective protection from “terrorist” acts rather than a pre-requisite for genuine security. The central argument of Amnesty International’s analysis is that it is in the breach, not in the respect of human rights, that security is put at risk. Executive summary (EN) (FR) (ES) Full report (EN)
26/04/2005Presentation by Dick Oosting, Director of Amnesty International EU Office at a European Parliament public seminar taking place on 25-26 April 2005.
08/03/2005The "update" to its December report on the risks faced by human rights activists in China. The original report was released in the lead-up to the last EU-China summit (see People's Republic of China: Human Rights Defenders at Risk, December 2004). The update to the report cites information of arrests dating as late as the end of February this year.
21/02/2005Amnesty International calls on EU leaders to base their partnership with the US on the rule of law and international human rights standards. English version (pdf) Version française (pdf) To read more, see also "United States of America - Human rights not hollow words. An appeal to President George W. Bush on the occasion of his re-inauguration".
09/12/2004The objective of the instrument described in the Green Paper is to ‘reinforce the right to liberty and the presumption of innocence in the European Union as a whole… and would decrease unequal treatment of non-resident suspected persons’ . Amnesty International supports this objective and welcomes the exploration of methods by which this objective can best be taken forward.
16/03/2004Workshop on the Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism - Copenhagen 15-16 March 2004
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 ...