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(19/07/2017) EU: Egypt’s dark human rights record must not be swept beneath carpet The EU appears in danger of softening its stance on human rights violations in Egypt by resuming annual ... EU risks making a mockery of its human rights foreign policy if concerns not publically raised with visiting Gulf ministers EU risks making a mockery of its human rights foreign policy if concerns not publically raised with visiting Gulf ministers As Ministers of the European Union (EU) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) convene to discuss economic and security relations in Brussels today (18 July), Amnesty International is urging the EU to seize the opportunity to push for an end to repression and human rights violations within the GCC states. (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 ... (15/04/2016) Iran: European Commissioners’ Tehran visit must rail against skyrocketing ... European Commissioners visiting Iran as part of a high-level delegation this weekend must take a decisive ... (16/12/2015) European Parliament Prize exposes EU inaction on Saudi Arabia’s human ... Today’s awarding of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to Raif Badawi by the European Parliament (EP) ... (04/12/2015) World’s biggest human rights campaign puts spotlight on abuses People who speak out against leaders face increasing risk of punishment or prosecution, Amnesty ... (07/05/2015) Libya: Horrific abuse driving migrants to risk lives in Mediterranean ... Refugees and migrants across Libya face rape, torture and abductions for ransom by traffickers and ... (03/02/2015) Untold stories of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees A new report from Amnesty International throws the spotlight on the human face of Syria’s refugee crisis, ...