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Eastern Europe & Caucasus

(17/05/2017) EU: Historic vote must signal end to Hungary crackdown Reacting to the news that the European Parliament has voted in favour triggering Article 7, which could ... Europe: Human rights activists under unprecedented crackdown Journalists, lawyers and activists are among the victims of a global civil society crackdown, which has also taken hold in Europe, Amnesty International said today as it launched a briefing about, and a campaign to stop, the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice. (26/04/2017) EU: EU must hold Hungary to account for breaching EU law Prime Minister Viktor Orban must withdraw his proposal to force non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who ... (18/05/2016) New “Refugees Welcome Index” shows government refugee policies out of ... The vast majority of people (80%) would welcome refugees with open arms, with many even prepared to take ... (03/03/2015) Azerbaijan to host European Games amid widespread and relentless repression Threats, physical violence and the imprisonment of government critics have become the hallmark of the ... (02/03/2015) Russia: Murder of Boris Nemtsov must be meaningfully investigated The killing of Boris Nemtsov, one of Russia's most prominent political activists, must be promptly, ... (06/11/2014) Eastern Ukraine: Both sides responsible for indiscriminate attacks The killing of a schoolboy and an 18-year-old during shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on ... (06/11/2014) Ukraine: Shelling deaths of children playing football in Donetsk must be ... The deaths of two children killed by shelling while they played football on a school playing field in ...