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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

17 December 2012

Some 300 Roma people mark the anniversary of their forced eviction from a Romanian town to live in horrendous conditions on the edge of a landfill.

14 December 2012

Prosecutors must not rest until those who ordered Anna Politkovskaya's murder are brought to justice.

13 December 2012

Today’s ruling on the CIA’s detention and rendition of German national Khaled El-Masri is a milestone in the fight against impunity for US-led secret detention programmes.

10 December 2012

A march to commemorate International Human Rights Day in Republika Srpska has been banned by police.

07 December 2012

A Turkish court has acquitted four men on trial for their participation in a protest in support of a conscientious objector.

07 December 2012

Art work conceived by Art for Amnesty and supported by musicians such as Bono and Sting to be unveiled at Prague's recently renamed Václav Havel Airport.

29 November 2012

The French authorities must immediately stop forced evictions affecting several thousand migrant Roma each year across the country.

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.

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