follow us

Human rights and counter-terrorism

(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 (23/01/2015) France: Newly announced “anti-terror measures” put human rights at risk 23/01/2015 - On 21 January 2015, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls publicly announced the adoption of new measures to combat terrorism. These include the introduction of the crimes of “defamation” and “insult” into the Criminal Code, the establishment of a database of individuals convicted for terrorist-related acts and the adoption of a decree implementing measures adopted in 2014 allowing internet websites considered to incite or “defend” terrorism to be blocked. (19/01/2015) Breaking the conspiracy of silence: USA's European 'Partners in Crime' ... 19/01/2015 - European governments that cooperated with the CIA’s secret detention, interrogation, and torture operations as part of the USA’s global “war on terror” must act urgently to bring those responsible to justice following a US Senate report containing new details. (03/04/2014) Public statement: USA: A step in the rights direction 03/04/2014 - The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) has voted for a degree of transparency on the now long-festering injustices associated with the secret detention program operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after the attacks of 11 September 2001. (26/03/2014) At today’s summit, EU-US special relationship must put human rights first 26/03/2014 - At today’s Summit, the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) must put human rights at the centre of their dialogue and action. The EU-US summit represents a crucial opportunity for both sides to explicitly address several key issues of cooperation in relation to their human rights records. (21/02/2014) Public statement: Lithuania Opens CIA Rendition Investigation 21/02/2014 - Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of the Lithuanian Prosecutor General to open an investigation into the alleged rendition to Lithuania of Mustafa al-Hawsawi. The decision comes after the Vilnius Regional Court ruled on 28 January that al-Hawsawi had a right to an investigation of his claims.