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12 November 2009

Amnesty International has condemned the forced eviction of a community of about 400 Roma people in the Italian capital, Rome.

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23 October 2009
As refugees begin to leave the Mahmur camp in northern Iraq, Amnesty International has urged the authorities to allow Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin to return without harassment and discrimination.
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09 September 2009
Any move by the Lithuanian parliament to criminalize the promotion of homosexuality would  violate the country's international obligations to uphold freedom of expression and fight discrimination.
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04 August 2009

A Romani woman was shot dead in the village of Kisléta in Eastern Hungary, early Monday morning.

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14 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a controversial law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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07 July 2009
The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.
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29 June 2009
The law would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public information that can be viewed by children.
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29 June 2009
The Italian Senate is to decide whether or not to pass a controversial draft law that would violate the human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers and could lead to
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17 June 2009

The latest spate of racist attacks on over 100 Romanian people in Northern Ireland is part of a growing trend of discrimination against Roma people across Europe, Am

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04 June 2009
The Lithuanian parliament has voted in favour of a measure that would prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools and ban any reference to it in public infor
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28 May 2009
Amnesty International’s Secretary General has called on the G-20 grouping that brings together the world’s leading economies to lead by example and show
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18 May 2009
The first ever Baltic Pride march in Riga, Latvia passed off successfully and peacefully - but there was violence at similar events in Russia and Poland.
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15 May 2009
The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted.
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14 May 2009
The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.
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13 May 2009
A lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride march planned to take place this weekend in Riga, Latvia has been thrown into doubt after local councillors att
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01 May 2009

The Roma community and civil society activists in the Czech Republic are to take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday, against the latest violent attack on a Roman

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31 March 2009
The Roma people living under the Bacula overpass in the North of Milan, Italy, were forcibly evicted on Tuesday by local authorities.
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13 March 2009
All three are reported to have been beaten and otherwise ill-treated while in detention. Two have already been detained for four years.
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12 December 2008
Irene Khan has told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it has a fundamental role to play as the moral voice of the international community.
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