20/02/2013Ahead of next Monday’s EU-Ukraine summit, Amnesty International has urged the European Union to put pressure on Ukraine to meet its human rights commitments, amidst allegations of torture and ill-treatment of people in Ukrainian police detention, forcible expulsions and proposals to ban the ‘promotion of homosexuality’.
10/12/2012As the leaders of the three European Union institutions prepare jointly to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today, Amnesty International has recognised the EU’s contribution to peace in Europe over the past 55 years, but has warned that the past achievements which the prize acknowledges are under growing threat.
As the world prepares to mark the eleventh anniversary of the ‘9/11’ attacks in the USA, Amnesty International has urged Members of the European Parliament to provide powerful support in a vote in Strasbourg next week for a new report adopted by Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee. The report will oblige EU countries to investigate their role in the global CIA-led rendition and secret detention programmes, which involved the torture and the disappearance of alleged terrorism suspects.
23/05/2012Amnesty International Annual Report 2012: The State of the World’s Human Rights
16/05/2012Today the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held a public hearing in the case El-Masri v. “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (Macedonia).
26/04/2012As the Council of the European Union prepares to extend the mandate of its Rule of Law Mission (EULEX) in Kosovo, a new Amnesty International report demands that the mission should focus on prosecuting war crimes. The report, Kosovo: Time for EULEX to prioritise war crimes, charts progress made by the Mission and recommends urgent reforms ahead of the mandate’s extension in June.
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 ...