10/01/2012This report highlights the unlawful treatment of Guantánamo detainees and outlines 10 ‘anti-human rights’ messages the detention centre continues to send out to the world.
16/11/2011The rights to freedom of expression and assembly in azerbaijan are severely restricted. in spite of this, youth activists, political opposition parties and others organized public protests in march and april 2011, demanding more freedoms and regime change.
Following the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo, the former President of Côte d’Ivoire, on 11 April 2011, dozens of individuals have been arrested and are detained arbitrarily, without charge or trial, in circumstances that contravene international fair trial standards.
The EU Guidelines on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment constitute a fundamentally important framework for a comprehensive response to torture and other ill-treatment in the EU’s foreign policy. The creation of country-specific human rights strategies provides an opportunity to systematically integrate efforts for the prevention and eradication of all forms of torture and other illtreatment world-wide. The joint NGO letter provides key recommendations in this regard.
In view of the review of the EU Guidelines on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment ("EU Guidelines"), Amnesty International submits a number of proposals with the aim of further improving implementation of the Guidelines. This instrument continues to be a key tool in the EU’s efforts to prevent and combat torture and other ill-treatment.
05/05/2011It has now been over a year since Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation published the report ‚From Words to Deeds: making the EU ban in ‘tools of torture’ a reality”.
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 ...