With the imminent hearing on 21 June by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on the Guidelines to European Union (EU) policy towards third countries on torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (hereafter ’torture and ill-treatment‘ and ’Torture Guidelines‘), we are sending our views on the Torture Guidelines as updated on 15 March this year.
12/06/2012The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been plagued by almost two decades of conflict that has resulted in the suffering of millions of men, women and children. Crimes under international law including unlawful killings, enforced disappearance, torture and sexual violence have been committed on a large scale by national and foreign armies, armed groups and militias.
On 3 April, in Chisinau, Amnesty International will launch the briefing Unfinished Business: Combating Torture and Ill-treatment in Moldova. The briefing updates previous reports we have produced on torture and other ill-treatment in Moldova, and examines actions by the Moldovan authorities to address human rights violations committed by police in April 2009 following the election demonstrations.
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
16/02/2012This report details widespread and serious abuses, including war crimes, mostly carried out by militias targeting suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists. There are cases of people being unlawfully detained and tortured, sometimes to death. These militia groups are largely out of control and able to commit crimes with impunity.
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) has presented a report concluding that excessive force and torture had been used against protesters and that many of them were on trial or had been sentenced for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.
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 ...