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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

16 March 2012

Amnesty International has submitted a report to the Spanish government outlining the key human rights challenges that the country faces.

15 March 2012

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.

15 March 2012

An investigative journalist in Azerbaijan has become the victim of a smear campaign after investigating government corruption.

06 March 2012

Authorities urged to launch an immediate investigation into the beating of the four activists by police officers during and after the protest in Baku.

02 March 2012

In Moldova, four local councils have moved to ban demonstrations by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people.

29 February 2012

Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.

27 February 2012

The well-known Spanish investigating judge Baltasar Garzón has been cleared of charges of abuse of power, but crimes remain unpunished.

23 February 2012

A landmark European Court of Human Rights judgment upholds migrants rights that Italy violated by returning African migrants to Libya in 2009.

16 February 2012

The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.

10 February 2012

A proposed trade agreement aimed at protecting intellectual property could pose a threat to a wide range of human rights.

08 February 2012

A new report by Amnesty International highlights how arms sales from China and Russia fuel human rights violations in Sudan's Darfur region.

03 February 2012

An ICJ ruling breaches the human rights of foreign victims of Nazi war crimes by giving Germany legal immunity from being sued for reparations.

03 February 2012

Scores of Roma families in Tirana face imminent forced eviction or have already been forcibly evicted from their homes.

01 February 2012

Russia is urged not to block the UN Security Council's efforts to end human rights violations in Syria.

31 January 2012

Authorities urged stop the ill-treatment of about 60 Somalis and six Eritreans who had been on hunger strike in protest against their illegal detention.

26 January 2012

London 2012 ethics chief tells Amnesty International why she quit her role on Olympic commission over Dow's connection to the 1984 Bhopal disaster.

24 January 2012

The economic crisis, and how governments have chosen to address it, poses a clear and unambiguous risk to rights.

24 January 2012

A pending French bill would threaten freedom of expression by making it a crime to call into question historical events labelled "genocide" in French law.

20 January 2012

Moscow court closes criminal proceedings against Oleg Orlov, head of Russian human rights organization Memorial.

20 January 2012

A widely respected Spanish investigative judge faces trial on charges he abused his power in an investigation into Franco-era abuses.

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