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EU: Joint civil society reaction to the adoption of the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence

Today, the Council of the EU officially adopted the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence.1 As 13 civil society organisations2 which advocate for human rights, gender equality, and the right for all to live free from violence, we welcome this first ever binding EU...
Europe and Central Asia Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Joint statement regarding Türkiye’s treatment of LGBTI+ people and human rights defenders, following the publication of the European Commission’s 2023 Enlargement Package

The LGBTI+ community in Türkiye is increasingly the target of discrimination, intimidation and violence, said the European Commission in its 2023 Enlargement Package published last week. It also points out that the activities of LGBTI+ organisations continue to be unduly restricted, LGBTI+ people...
Europe and Central Asia Discrimination

Serbia – Social Card Law could disproportionately impact Roma communities, Amnesty International warns Council of Europe anti-discrimination body

Ahead of a visit of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) to Serbia from 3 to 7 April 2023, Amnesty International made a submission to the Council of Europe’s monitoring body. Amnesty International raised concerns on the implementation of the new Law on Social Cards and...