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Concerns over restrictions on peaceful assembly and expression, in particular against people and organisations expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people

In a joint letter to the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council, the incoming Belgian Presidency of the EU Council, Vice President Vera Jourová and Commissioner Didier Reynders, Amnesty International, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Civil Liberties Union for Europe (Liberties),...
European Union Member States Business and Human Rights

EU: Agreement on new EU legislation governing big business is an important step but fails to fully advance human rights

Reacting to the EU reaching an agreement today on new business human rights legislation called the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), Amnesty International’s Policy Advisor on Business and Human Rights, Hannah Storey said: “By reaching an agreement on this legislation, which...
European Union Member States EU external relations

European governments donors’ discriminatory funding restrictions to Palestinian civil society risk deepening human rights crisis

Announcements by a number of European countries and the European Commission to restrict funding to Palestinian human rights organizations would further damage the European Union’s credibility as a self-proclaimed champion of human rights. Amnesty International and 95 other organizations have...
European Union Member States Armed conflict

Open letter on EU and several European states’ concerning decision to suspend and review of funding to Palestinian and Israeli NGOs

In an open letter, Amnesty International and 103 other civil society organisations express serious concern at the EU and several European states‘ decision to suspend or review their funding to Palestinian and Israeli civil society organisations. We the undersigned are writing to you to raise...