13/11/2012Amnesty International has urged the first EU-Egypt task force to emphasise human rights when it meets in Cairo today. The dialogue offers the European Union a key opportunity to recast its relations with the Middle East and North Africa by placing greater emphasis on respect for human rights and the rule of law.
13/11/2012Amnesty International has called on the European Union to ensure that any co-operation with Libya on migration and asylum fully respects the rights of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants.
19/07/2012As Amnesty International prepares to carry out a major action on the Italian island of Lampedusa tomorrow, it will call on the EU to focus on rescuing and helping people who arrive sick and destitute on its shores, rather than constantly reinforcing its borders in an attempt to keep them out. The organisation has also criticised Italy for reinstating a controversial agreement with Libya on handling migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers and is pressing the EU finally to stop its member states from flouting their obligations under international law.
05/07/2012In a new report released today, Libya: Rule of law or rule of militias?, Amnesty International reveals that nearly a year after Tripoli’s fall to revolutionary fighters, human rights continue to be widely violated.
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 ...