EU SHOULD PRESS RUSSIA TO IMPROVE HUMAN RIGHTS PROBLEMS
(Brussels, 24 May 2006) The EU should remind the Russian Federation of its human rights responsibilities, says Amnesty International on the eve of the EU-Russia Summit.
“As the new Chair of the Council of Europe, elected Member of the UN’s Human Rights Council and host of the forthcoming G8 Summit, the Russian Federation has an increased responsibility to improve its human rights record” says Dick Oosting, Director of Amnesty International’s EU Office.
Among Amnesty International’s concerns are:
In its recommendations, Amnesty International specifically asks the EU to urge President Putin to:
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