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(29/06/2015) EU and China must put human rights at the top of the EU-China summit agenda 29/06/2015 - On the day of the EU-China Summit, Amnesty International has joined forces with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch and the International Campaign for Tibet to call on the EU and China to ensure human rights lead the Summit discussions. (04/12/2014) Above the Law: Police Torture in the Philippines 04/12/2014 - In this report, launched as part of its global campaign Stop Torture, Amnesty International investigates the phenomenon of torture and other ill-treatment in the Philippines and the process of obtaining justice and accountability for survivors, both from a legal and practical perspective. (01/09/2014) Myanmar: Open letter to the EU and its member states ahead of the COHOM ... 01/09/2014 - Amnesty International, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) today call on the European Union (EU) and its member states to ensure continued international engagement on the human rights situation in Myanmar by again introducing a resolution on the country at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October 2014. (21/03/2013) Letter to President Barroso on EU-Japan summit:EU must press Japan on ... 21/03/2013 -

Ahead of the EU-Japan Summit, and following Japan’s rejection of key recommendations made in the 14th session of the Universal Periodic Review related to the death penalty, the daiyo kangoku substitute detention system, and justice for survivors of Japan’s military sexual slavery system, Amnesty International calls on the EU to press Japan to address its serious human rights failings. We particularly urge you to raise the following concerns.

(11/01/2013) Letter to Ashton on AI letter on human rights abuses in Pakistan's Tribal ... 11/01/2013 -

A key driver of impunity for state and non-state perpetrators of human rights abuses is the constitutional exclusion of the courts and Parliament from the Tribal Areas.

(25/10/2012) Letter to Ashton on violent forced evictions in China 25/10/2012 -

A new Amnesty International report, Standing Their Ground: Thousands face violent eviction in China (available here). It documents how forced evictions have become a routine occurrence in China, representing a major violation of China’s international human rights obligations.

(10/07/2012) Letter to Ashton: EU must urge Pakistan to strengthen efforts to promote ... 10/07/2012 -

Pakistan’s human rights situation remains poor, and security and intelligence officials are often complicit in violations.

(24/05/2012) EU must urge Sri Lanka to end impunity and arbitrary detentions 24/05/2012 -

We call on the European Union to implement its clear commitment under the EU Guidelines on International Humanitarian Law to combat impunity and the EU Guidelines on Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.