03/10/2012Following yesterday’s adoption by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly of a resolution urging Russia to honour its obligations and resolving to continue monitoring the country, Amnesty International has urged the Russian Government to fulfill its human rights obligations by implementing the Assembly’s calls. The organisation has also pressed the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers to send Russia an urgent political signal to stop abusing human rights.
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.
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.
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.
29/06/2012In the week that the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, new evidence released by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation has underlined the urgent need for the EU and its member states to step up their attempts to halt the trade in tools of torture.
15/05/2013 Twenty years after its independence, Eritrea’s prisons are filled with thousands of political prisoners, locked up without ever being charged with a crime. There is an extensive network of detention centres – some are well ...
03/05/2013 This month sees the 20th anniversary of Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia. But is there really much to celebrate? Because Eritrea is a severely repressive place. Opposition parties, civil society organisations and ...