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The Roma, numbering between 10 and 12 million people, are one of Europe’s largest and most disadvantaged minorities.
New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.
Nearly two decades after the end of the war government must ensure justice, truth and reparation for hundreds of survivors of wartime sexual violence.
Government's urged to act as European Parliament prepares report on the illegal transfer, disappearance, and torture of detainees.
Azerbaijani authorities must investigate claims that musicians were beaten in custody after insulting President Aliyev's mother during a performance.
Two men convicted of carrying out a deadly metro bombing last year in Minsk have been executed following an unfair trial.
Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.
A ship en route from the USA to Egypt is carrying arms which could be used by Egyptian security forces to commit human rights violations.
An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.
Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.
In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.
Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.
The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.
A landmark European Court of Human Rights judgment upholds migrants rights that Italy violated by returning African migrants to Libya in 2009.
The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.
A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.
A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.
An ICJ ruling breaches the human rights of foreign victims of Nazi war crimes by giving Germany legal immunity from being sued for reparations.
Scores of Roma families in Tirana face imminent forced eviction or have already been forcibly evicted from their homes.
Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.