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(18/04/2016) Dutch EU Presidency: Mid-term report card 18/04/2016 - Halfway through its term, how has the Dutch EU Presidency done in defending human rights within the EU? Amnesty International's new report card takes a look. (17/11/2015) As violence escalates, the EU must do more for Burundi’s Human Rights ... 17/11/2015 - Amnesty International is calling on the EU to boost its political engagement for human rights defenders, journalists and civil society at risk in Burundi, in line with the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders. (03/03/2015) Guilty of Defending Rights: Azerbaijan’s human rights defenders and ... 03/03/2015 - The report highlights the mounting persecution of government critics, detained under false charges, beaten and threatened and deprived of urgent medical care and lawyers. (18/12/2014) Serbia: Release detained human rights activists 18/12/2014 - Amnesty International is concerned about reports on the arrest and detention of nine Bulgarian nationals, a Slovak and a Finnish national by the Serbian authorities, in what appears to be attempts to prevent the holding of peaceful demonstrations. (12/12/2014) The adoption in 2012 of the European Union (EU) Strategic Framework and ... 12/12/2014 - The adoption in 2012 of the European Union (EU) Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy marked a new step in reinforcing EU and member states’ support of the work of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) through the establishment of explicit objectives and targeted actions. (03/07/2014) JOINT STATEMENT ON THE EU CONCLUSIONS ON THE 10 TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ... 03/07/2014 - The undersigned organisations working with and for human rights defenders (HRDs) welcome the adoption by the Council of the European Union (EU) of the 23 June 2014 Conclusions on the 10th Anniversary of the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders. (17/06/2014) Public statement: Hungary: Stop targeting NGOs 17/06/2014 - Amnesty International calls on the Hungarian government to stop targeting NGOs and civil society groups but ensure that they can exercise their right to freedom of association and freedom of expression without intimidation. (20/11/2012) Bahrain: reform shelved, repression unleashed 20/11/2012 -

In a new briefing, Bahrain: reform shelved, repression unleashed, Amnesty International highlights the growing human rights crisis in Bahrain and urges the authorities to abide fully by the findings of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the country’s authorities to investigate abuses during the 2011 anti-government protests.