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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),...
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...
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NGOs call on EU Ministers to probe Hungarian government’s commitment to respect, protect and promote the principles the EU was founded on

Ahead of the General Affairs Council on 15 November, Amnesty International and seven other organisations, called upon the Ministers to adequately probe the Hungarian government’s commitment to respect, protect and promote the principles the EU was founded on. In a joint statement, Amnesty...