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EU policy on human rights

(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. (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. (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. (18/12/2014) Czech Republic: Allegations of excessive use of force by the police must ... 18/12/2014 - Amnesty International calls on the Czech authorities to promptly and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of the dispersal of an assembly and allegations of unnecessary and excessive use of force by the riot police during a demonstration in Prague on 13 December. (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. (13/06/2014) Ten years on: the EU must reinforce action on Human Rights Defenders 13/06/2014 - Saturday 14 June is the ten year anniversary of the adoption of the European Union (EU) Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)1, committing the EU and its member states to support and assist HRDs within the framework of the Union's external relations policy. On this anniversary, Amnesty International calls on the EU and its member states to take stock of the effectiveness of the Guidelines, and to renew their commitment to translate them into meaningful action in support of HRDs. (12/02/2014) Gaza: The status quo is not an option anymore The EU must take urgent ... 12/02/2014 -

As a group of international and European human rights and development organisations, we the undersigned are concerned about the deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in the occupied Gaza Strip. In the context of ongoing discussions on European Union (EU) joint policy towards Gaza, we call on the European Union to urge Israel to lift the unlawful closure of the Gaza Strip, and demand that all parties comply with their obligations under international law.

(29/01/2014) The future of EU policies in the area of freedom, security and justice: a ... 29/01/2014 -

Amnesty International’s contribution, which builds on its longstanding human rights advocacy work at EU level,3 seeks to inform the ongoing discussions in the three EU institutions, such that human rights underline the orientation and objectives of EU policy.