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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

10 July 2009
Mounting evidence, including a statement by former Shadow Home Secretary David Davis, suggests that UK authorities expolited the torture of terrorism suspects by forei
09 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on whether to overturn a Presidential veto on a discriminatory law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.
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.
29 June 2009
Amnesty International members across Europe join in a day of action as part of the organization’s solidarity campaign with independent journalists and human righ
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
25 June 2009
Russia's Supreme Court has overturned the acquittal of three men accused of involvement in the 2006 killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
17 June 2009
The Lithuanian parliament has passed a law that prohibits the discussion of homosexuality in schools and bans any reference to it in public information that can be v
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

12 June 2009

Both Libyan and Italian leaders urged to make human rights an integral part of migration control policies and to uphold the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, an

10 June 2009
The highest court in the United Kingdom has ruled that people have the right to know the information used against them to impose control orders, so that they can eff
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
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
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.
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.
14 May 2009
The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned.
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
11 May 2009
A Greek government minister has pledged to secure justice for trade unionist Konstantina Kouneva after 22,000 people signed a petition to support her.
08 May 2009
The Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev, has not delivered on the promises he made about human rights during his first year in power.
07 May 2009
The lives of migrants and asylum-seekers have been put at risk by a squabble between the Italian and Maltese authorities over their obligations to respond to maritim
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Children accused of being members of armed groups in the conflict in...
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The execution of two men in Japan on Friday flies in the face of...
Russia’s official branding of a civil society organization as a “...
Egypt is tightening its chokehold on civil society as the country’s...