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Middle East & Gulf States

(07/05/2015) ‘Libya is full of cruelty': Stories of abduction, sexual violence and ... 07/05/2015 - ‘Libya is full of cruelty’: Stories of abduction, sexual violence and abuse from migrants and refugees exposes the full horror and plight of refugees and migrants in Libya, many of whom are driven to risk their lives in treacherous sea crossings in a desperate attempt to reach sanctuary in Europe. (08/01/2015) Human rights and development groups welcome Palestine’s move to join ICC; ... 08/01/2015 - Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a welcome move that will help deter war crimes and end impunity in the region, and should be supported by European countries said Amnesty International, Broederlijk Delen, Christian Aid, the Coalition for the ICC, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), and Pax Christi Flanders today. (08/01/2015) Retaliation against Palestine’s welcome accession to ICC must stop 08/01/2015 - Israel, the USA and EU member states must refrain from punishing or threatening Palestine for taking the positive step of granting the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction over crimes under international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today. (15/12/2014) Why the EU should stop blocking Palestinian membership of the ICC 15/12/2014 - Position paper from Amnesty International, Broederlijk Delen, Christian Aid, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Human Rights Watch, and Pax Christi Flanders (10/03/2014) Squeezing the life out of Yarmouk: War crimes against besieged civilians, 10/03/2014 - Three years after popular pro-reform then anti-government protests drew a brutal response from the Syrian authorities, leading to the internal armed conflict that continues to rage, around a quarter of a million civilians are living under siege across Syria. Many have endured appalling conditions in their struggle to survive (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.

(12/12/2013) An International Failure: The Syrian Refugee Crisis 12/12/2013 - In the space of 12 months, 1.8 million people fled the armed conflict in Syria. By September 2013 the terrible milestone of two million refugees had been reached as men, women and children continued to pour out of the country. (20/11/2012) Bahrain: reform shelved, repression unleashed 20/11/2012 -

In a new briefing, Bahrain: reform shelved, repression unleashed, Amnesty International highlights the growing human rights crisis in Bahrain and urges the authorities to abide fully by the findings of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), established by the country’s authorities to investigate abuses during the 2011 anti-government protests.