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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...
Europe and Central Asia EU external relations

EU: Amnesty International France and Omega researchers discover marketing of illegal law enforcement equipment and other inherently abusive equipment in Paris

An Amnesty International France and Omega Research Foundation investigative team discovered Chinese companies marketing illegal law enforcement equipment capable of inflicting torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, at Milipol, a military and police trade fair taking...
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...
European Union Member States Asylum and migration

Despite widespread racial profiling in the EU, legislators are considering measures that would increase it – Joint NGO statement

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and 81 other civil society organisations express our concerns regarding the potential retention of Article 5 in the proposed EU Screening Regulation (one of key legislative files encompassing the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum) during trilogue...
European Union Member States Asylum and migration

Break the chain of dependency and promote equal treatment of migrant workers: NGO statement on the revision of the Single Permit Directive

In a joint statement, Amnesty International and 17 other European networks and organisations, representing trade unions and NGOs, call on EU lawmakers not to trap migrant workers in exploitation, by ensuring a meaningful right to change employer, and to ensure full equal treatment, particularly in...