Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

29 November 2012

Three high-ranking members of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) have been acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

26 November 2012

A leading Belarusian human rights NGO had its office confiscated in the capital Minsk on Monday.

23 November 2012

Tajikistan has ordered one NGO to be shut down in what appears to be a politically motivated case, while two other NGOs are also facing immediate sanctions.

22 November 2012

The Kazakhstani authorities must not use “extremism” as a pretext to muzzle freedom of the press.

20 November 2012

European countries should take further steps to protect trans people from violence that has left in excess of 1,000 dead worldwide in the past four years,

17 November 2012

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar illustrates a gap in Irish law and policy on the most basic human rights level - that is a woman’s right to access abortion where her life is at risk.

16 November 2012

The Greek authorities must drop all charges against a play's organizers, producers and cast who have been accused of blasphemy.

09 November 2012

Minister of Education urged to act on his pledge that desegregation and inclusive education are among his priorities.

08 November 2012

Romani children in the Czech Republic are still being denied the educational opportunities offered to other students.

01 November 2012

The Greek authorities must uphold the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said, following the prosecution of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis.

31 October 2012

A new Amnesty International briefing paper says that the full extent of the sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war has still to be recognized.

31 October 2012

Landmark judgement sends a strong signal to the authorities that separate education based on the ethnicity of the pupils is unacceptable.

31 October 2012

Authorities urged to ensure women and girls have full access to sexual and reproductive health after teenage rape victim denied a legal abortion.

26 October 2012

Anti-Roma feeling in many European countries still translates into official policies that result in segregation of Roma from the rest of society, deepening and exacerbating their existing poverty and marginalization.

26 October 2012

The abduction of Leonid Razvozzhayev from Ukraine, allegedly by Russian Federation government agents must be promptly investigated.

25 October 2012

In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.

23 October 2012

Claims an opposition MP’s assistant was abducted in Ukraine and forced to return to Russia where he was allegedly tortured must be investigated, Amnesty International said.

22 October 2012

Amnesty International is set to receive more than $30 million from a Norwegian telethon to help fund its human rights work around the world.

22 October 2012

You may be forgiven for not having heard of the Copenhagen ‘Principles’ - they have, after all, been reached behind closed doors.

17 October 2012

The new Serbian government must introduce legislation which prohibits forced evictions, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.

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