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(17/09/2015) Poland: Targeted by Hate, Forgotten by Law 17/09/2015 - Poland’s legal system falls dangerously short when it comes to protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and other minority groups from hate crimes, Amnesty International said in a new report today less than two months ahead of general elections. (30/06/2015) Turkey: Pride march ban is a new low 30/06/2015 - Amnesty International is dismayed by the actions of the Turkish authorities, who on 28 June, prevented the annual Pride march from taking place after thousands had already gathered in Taksim, central Istanbul. (26/05/2015) European Court’s ruling in Identoba and Others v. Georgia: An Important ... 26/05/2015 - Amnesty International welcomes the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) judgment in the case of Identoba and Others v. Georgia (no. 73235/12) handed down on 12 May 2015. The Court held that the police’s failure to protect those participating in the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) march in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2012 violated the European Convention on Human Rights. (24/04/2015) Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly calls on member states to end ... 24/04/2015 - Amnesty International welcomes the adoption by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) of a groundbreaking resolution to uphold the rights of transgender people, based on a report by Ms Deborah Schembri. (06/06/2014) Slovakia: Amnesty International condemns discriminatory constitutional ... 06/06/2014 - Amnesty International today expressed concern that the definition of marriage included in a new constitutional amendment contravenes international and European human rights law, and will discriminate against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) individuals on the ground of their sexual orientation. (01/04/2014) Public statement: EU-Africa Summit: Human rights commitments must be ... 01/04/2014 - At today’s European Union (EU)-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium, Amnesty International calls on African and EU decision-makers to ensure that human rights underpin all discussions and decisions on all the issues on the agenda aimed at “Investing in People, Prosperity and Peace.” (04/02/2014) Report: The state decides who I am: lack of legal gender recognition for ... 04/02/2014 - For transgender people, official identity documents reflecting their gender identity are vitally important for the enjoyment of their human rights. They are not only crucial when travelling but also for everyday life; depending on the specific country, individuals may be asked to produce an official document when they enrol in school, apply for a job, access a public library or open a bank account. (20/11/2013) Amnesty International’s speech at the European Parliament LIBE Committee ... 20/11/2013 -

The EU needs an overarching human rights strategy that takes the whole of article 2 of the Treaty of the
European Union as its starting point - that is to say the founding ‘values’ of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights. Without this, the EU’s response to human rights challenges will remain at best defensive and reactive, rather than protective and proactive.