16/01/2013As violence in Syria escalates, leading NGOs have urged European Union justice and home affairs ministers to act now to help refugees fleeing Syria.
20/11/2012Amnesty International has urged the European Union to do more to address continuing human rights violations in Bahrain. In a new briefing issued today, 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)
24/10/2012Amnesty International has urged the European Union to play a more decisive role in the Syrian refugee crisis in response to the massive displacement of people caused by the current conflict.
27/07/2012This week the EU announced it would strengthen its bilateral relations with Israel by endorsing a package of 60 new areas of cooperation. Amnesty International regrets that this decision has been taken without giving due consideration to the need to seriously address ongoing violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
23/05/2012Amnesty International Annual Report 2012: The State of the World’s Human Rights
"We shouldn't treat asylum-seekers as if they were criminals", said Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International's European Institutions Office. "166 organisations throughout Europe are making the powerful point that locking vulnerable people up is simply wrong. The world is watching how EU asylum law upholds the right to liberty."
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 ...