23/04/2013The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today told Turkey to bring its law into line with international freedom of expression standards. The PACE resolution comes after Amnesty International’s call in March this year for the Turkish authorities to reform anti-terrorism laws that have allowed political activists and journalists to be imprisoned for making political speeches, attending peaceful demonstrations and associating with registered political organisations.
02/10/2012Amnesty International and ILGA-Europe today issued a message of support to the 2012 Belgrade Pride, which begins with a week of cultural and political meetings and activities culminating in a Pride march on 6 October and ends the following day.
06/06/2012As Croatia prepares for this year’s Split Pride, Amnesty International has pressed the Croatian Government and the European Union to ensure that homophobic and transphobic hate crimes are systematically and thoroughly investigated and prosecuted.
23/05/2012Amnesty International Annual Report 2012: The State of the World’s Human Rights
16/05/2012Today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held a public hearing in the case El-Masri v. “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (Macedonia).
26/04/2012As the Council of the European Union prepares to extend the mandate of its Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo, a new Amnesty International report demands that the mission should focus on prosecuting war crimes. The report, Kosovo: Time for EULEX to prioritise war crimes, charts progress made by the Mission and recommends urgent reforms ahead of the mandate’s extension in June.
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 ...