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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

28 July 2009
Burmese opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been awarded the 2009 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience award.
24 July 2009
Yuri Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev face up to five years in prison after organizing a Moscow art exhibition. Artists and writers have sent a letter expressing their co
22 July 2009
The Czech Republic finally ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.
17 July 2009
The death follows the publication of an Amnesty International report detailing human rights violations committed by French police officers.
16 July 2009
The abduction and murder of the prominent activist is a "consequence of the impunity that has been allowed to persist by the Russian and Chechen authorities.&quot
14 July 2009
The Lithuanian parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a controversial law that institutionalizes homophobia.
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The German, Swiss and Austrian governments have withdrawn funding for the Ilisu dam project in Turkey where human rights violations are at risk.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
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