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.
19/12/2012European countries are expected to join the UN call for intensified efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM), a human rights violation which affects 8,000 girls daily. The resolution to be adopted at the General Assembly tomorrow is the first of its kind, and is an important step in global efforts to tackle this human rights issue.
18/07/2012Following the European Commission’s declaration that 2013 will be the year of Europe’s people and their rights, Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding launched an online consultation on the obstacles people face in trying to exercise their rights. Amnesty International has criticised the absence of any reference to violations of key fundamental rights, and has released a summer petition for signature, which aims to press Mrs Reding to strengthen the role of human rights.
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
14/03/2012Amnesty International welcomes Turkey's ratification of the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
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 ...