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(12/07/2017) 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. (28/02/2017) Hungary - Todor Gardos, European Parliament LIBE Committee 27 Feb 2017 28/02/2017 - Oral intervention from Todor Gardos, to a European Parliament LIBE Committee hearing on fundamental rights in Hungary - 27 Feb 2017 (19/07/2016) After a Fast-Track Process the European Parliament Takes a Troubling ... 19/07/2016 - Joint Statement by Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists, Open Society European Policy Institute and Open Society Justice Initiative (24/06/2016) Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 ... 24/06/2016 - At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe. The undersigned organisations express their grave concern about the direction the EU is taking by making deterrence and return the main objective of the Union's relationship with third countries. (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. (03/03/2016) Counter-terrorism: The EU and its Member States must respect and protect ... 03/03/2016 - NGOs including Amnesty International have called on the European Union and its member states to honour their human rights obligations when creating and implementing counter-terrorism measures, and ensure these measures are compatible with the rule of law. (01/10/2015) European Commission Colloquium on Fundamental Rights Civil society ... 01/10/2015 - The following joint statement lists concrete recommendations for both EU institutions and Member States. We call upon the European Commission and Member States to ensure the event puts forward concrete recommendations that will be followed up by all relevant parties. (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.