25/04/2013Amnesty International’s mid-term review of Ireland’s presidency of the European Union, published today, reveals slow progress on violence against women and Roma rights, but acknowledges important successes by the Irish Government in driving forward the debate on human rights protection in the EU.
02/04/2013Today, governments at the United Nations adopted by a wide margin an Arms Trade Treaty that will ban states from transferring conventional weapons to countries when they know the weapons will be used to commit or facilitate genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes.
12/03/2013Ahead of next week’s final negotiations on a global Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations, Amnesty International has urged EU countries to back a robust treaty.
29/06/2012In the week that the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, new evidence released by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation has underlined the urgent need for the EU and its member states to step up their attempts to halt the trade in tools of torture.
23/05/2012Amnesty International Annual Report 2012: The State of the World’s Human Rights
06/12/2011Announcing its eleven-point human rights recommendations to Denmark before the start of its six-month European Union presidency, Amnesty International has challenged the Danish Government to galvanise the EU into making a major difference on human rights.
12/06/2013 Poland and the European Union must ensure that the country urgently investigates long-standing accusations that it hosted a CIA-run secret prison where suspects were tortured between 2002 and 2005.
03/06/2013 How long do you think you would cope if you were confined to a cupboard-sized room of just six square metres, 23 hours a day? An hour? A day? A week? How about 41 years and counting? Forty-one years ago, three young black ...