18/01/2013As Ireland assumes the six-monthly rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, Amnesty International has today delivered its Recommendations to the Irish EU presidency to Eamon Gilmore, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade. The organisation has tasked the Irish presidency with strengthening human rights inside the EU.
19/12/2012As the European Union prepares to host its latest bilateral summit with Russia on Friday, Amnesty International has called on European Council President Herman Van Rompuy to raise key human rights concerns with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.
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.
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)
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.
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.
23/05/2013 For each rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, Amnesty International asks the presidency to commit itself to advancing human rights within the EU and worldwide. We also seek the presidency’s active ...
23/05/2013 This is part of a special ‘People on the Move’ series, highlighting the human rights violations faced by migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in every part of the world. These profiles are being published around the launch ...