With the imminent hearing on 21 June by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on the Guidelines to European Union (EU) policy towards third countries on torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (hereafter ’torture and ill-treatment‘ and ’Torture Guidelines‘), we are sending our views on the Torture Guidelines as updated on 15 March this year.(12/06/2012) The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Case for an Effective Arms ... 12/06/2012 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been plagued by almost two decades of conflict that has resulted in the suffering of millions of men, women and children. Crimes under international law including unlawful killings, enforced disappearance, torture and sexual violence have been committed on a large scale by national and foreign armies, armed groups and militias. (03/04/2012) Amnesty International briefing on ‘Unfinished business: Combating torture ... 03/04/2012 -
On 3 April, in Chisinau, Amnesty International will launch the briefing Unfinished Business: Combating Torture and Ill-treatment in Moldova. The briefing updates previous reports we have produced on torture and other ill-treatment in Moldova, and examines actions by the Moldovan authorities to address human rights violations committed by police in April 2009 following the election demonstrations.(27/03/2012) Speech: What is new on the alleged CIA illegal detention and transfers of ... 27/03/2012 - Julia Hall, Amnesty International’s expert on counter-terrorism and human rights, gives a speech at the LIBE hearing on 27 March, 2012 (16/02/2012) Militias threaten hopes for new Libya 16/02/2012 - This report details widespread and serious abuses, including war crimes, mostly carried out by militias targeting suspected al-Gaddafi loyalists. There are cases of people being unlawfully detained and tortured, sometimes to death. These militia groups are largely out of control and able to commit crimes with impunity. (14/02/2012) Letter to Ashton on Bahrain: One year on 14/02/2012 -
The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) has presented a report concluding that excessive force and torture had been used against protesters and that many of them were on trial or had been sentenced for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.(10/01/2012) Guantanamo : A decade of damage to human rights 10/01/2012 - This report highlights the unlawful treatment of Guantánamo detainees and outlines 10 ‘anti-human rights’ messages the detention centre continues to send out to the world. (16/11/2011) The spring that never blossomed-freedoms suppressed in Azerbaijan 16/11/2011 - The rights to freedom of expression and assembly in azerbaijan are severely restricted. in spite of this, youth activists, political opposition parties and others organized public protests in march and april 2011, demanding more freedoms and regime change.
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