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(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. (23/05/2017) Italy: Refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean, cutting the ... 23/05/2017 - Amnesty International is deeply concerned that Italian authorities may be attempting to circumvent their obligation to protect people fleeing widespread and systematic human rights violations and abuses in Libya by facilitating the interception of refugees and migrant boats by Libyan authorities in the central Mediterranean. (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. (20/06/2016) Joint Statement prior to the 4th EU-Mexico Civil Society Seminar 20/06/2016 - Twenty-nine European and Mexican civil society organisations have issued a joint statement to the 4th EU-Mexico Civil Society (CSO) Seminar taking place on Monday 20 June, prior to the 6th high level Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and Mexico. (13/06/2016) Open letter from civil society organisations calling on EU to require EU ... 13/06/2016 - 130 civil society organisations have called on the European Union not to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict minerals trade. (25/05/2016) Greece: Amnesty International's submission to the Council of Europe on ... 25/05/2016 - Amnesty International wishes to share with the Committee of Ministers the following concerns on reforms to Greek asylum laws as part of the EU-Turkey refugee deal, and the detention of asylum seekers and unaccompanied children. (18/05/2016) NGOs welcome support of European Parliamentarians for duty of care ... 18/05/2016 - Amnesty International, European Coalition for Corporate Justice and CIDSE all welcome how eight national parliaments launched a “green card” initiative at European Union (EU) level today, to ensure corporate accountability for human rights abuses. (26/04/2016) Bulgaria: Authorities must effectively and thoroughly investigate the ... 26/04/2016 - Amnesty International has called on the Bulgarian authorities to fulfil their obligation to carry out a prompt, effective, adequate and thorough investigation into an alleged racist crime against a Romani teenager .