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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.
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
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
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.
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.
Getting Non-Financial Reporting Right: EU Commission Guidelines Clarify ...
12/07/2017 - The European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), the WWF European Policy Office and Amnesty International welcome the European Commission’s Guidelines on Non-Financial Reporting (NFR). The Guidelines are, despite some shortcomings, a valuable guide to EU companies on complying with both the spirit and letter of the new EU legislation on disclosure of non-financial information. The EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting, which Member States had to transpose by the end of 2016, requires certain EU companies to disclose information on their impact on society, human rights, environment and other areas.
Poland: EU Should Tackle Unsafe Returns to Belarus
05/07/2017 - (5 July 2017) The European Commission should take enforcement action to address Poland’s summary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus, three leading rights groups have said today. Amnesty International, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and Human Rights Watch highlight how Poland is in breach of human rights law, refugee law, European Union law and orders by the European Court of Human Rights.
Italy: Refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean, cutting the ...
23/05/2017 - Amnesty International is deeply concerned that Italian authorities may be attempting to circumvent their obligation to protect people fleeing widespread and systematic human rights violations and abuses in Libya by facilitating the interception of refugees and migrant boats by Libyan authorities in the central Mediterranean.
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