02/07/2012As Cyprus assumes the mantle of the European Union’s rotating six-month presidency, Amnesty International has presented an eight-point list of human rights improvements it expects the country to oversee with its fellow member states.
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."
14/03/2012Amnesty International welcomes Turkey's ratification of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
08/03/2012On International Women's Day, Amnesty International has challenged the European Union to show tangible progress in freeing Europe from violence against women. T
Amnesty International is profoundly concerned that last minute efforts are being made to unravel key provisions in the Council of Europe’s Draft Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. Such moves are particularly shocking, given that these proposals come very shortly before final adoption of the treaty, and after two years of detailed negotiation.
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 ...