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(08/10/2018) European states should stop forcing people to danger in Afghanistan_081018 08/10/2018 - Ahead of a week of action across Europe, Amnesty International calls on European governments to stop forcibly sending people to deadly conditions in Afghanistan. (14/09/2018) Myanmar: Human Rights NGOs call for robust EU action for justice 14/09/2018 - Since October 2016, the Myanmar security forces have driven more than 810,000 Rohingya women, men and children into Bangladesh as a result of successive operations in northern Rakhine State marked by crimes under international law. Security forces killed thousands of Rohingya women, men, and children, raped hundreds of Rohingya women and girls and burned several hundred villages to the ground. Human rights violations, including systematic discrimination and segregation, are ongoing against the Rohingya who remain in Rakhine State, and have forced more than 13,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh since the beginning of 2018. (09/07/2018) EU | On anniversary of crackdown, strong stance on human rights in China ... 09/07/2018 - In high-level dialogues around the third anniversary of China’s ‘July 9 Crackdown’, the European Union must press the Chinese government for the release of detained activists, say human rights groups (17/04/2018) Comparison of the 4th Rule of Law Recommendation presented by the ... 17/04/2018 - Comparison of the 4th Rule of Law Recommendation presented by the European Commission on 20th December 2017 and the amendments proposed by the government of Poland (20/02/2018) Joint NGO Response to the Draft Copenhagen Declaration 20/02/2018 - The AIRE Centre, Amnesty International, the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, the European Implementation Network, Fair Trials, the International Commission of Jurists, Open Society Justice Initiative and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) welcome this opportunity to respond to the Draft Copenhagen Declaration on the European Convention on Human Rights system presented by the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers on 5 February 2018. The aforementioned organisations recognise and appreciate the open approach of the Danish Chairmanship in the development of this Declaration, and in particular its willingness to involve civil society throughout the process. (19/02/2018) No more “business as usual”: Scale of ongoing Myanmar human rights crisis ... 19/02/2018 - The deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Myanmar warrants a strong and unified response from the European Union (EU) and its member states at several crucial opportunities in the coming weeks. (12/12/2017) Joint Statement following the Danish Chairmanship’s High-Level Expert ... 12/12/2017 - As participants at the High-Level Expert Conference ‘2019 and Beyond: Taking Stock and Moving Forward from the Interlaken Process’, held in Kokkedal, Denmark from 22-24 November 2017, the undersigned organizations commend the Danish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe for its stated commitment to involving civil society throughout the process leading up to the adoption of a political Declaration on the European Convention on Human Rights’ system (‘the Convention system’) in April 2018. (21/11/2017) Shaping Partnership to Deliver on Human Rights Obligations 21/11/2017 - As European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) leaders meet for the 5th EU-AU Summit on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, Amnesty International calls on AU and EU leaders to place human rights at the centre of their discussions. The Summit is proclaimed to be a critical opportunity for leaders of the two continents to respond to the “evolving context and reshape and deepen the Africa-EU partnership.” Several key issues are expected to be on the agenda including security, conflict and peace-building, governance and democracy as well as migration and youth.