from Europe and central asia
The EU and its member-states are failing to tackle homophobic and transphobic hate crimes and to protect all individuals from discrimination, harassment and violence.
The Greek authorities must do everything in their power to prevent further politically motivated violence after a far-right supporter killed a musician and anti-fascist activist in the capital Athens this morning.
The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano must reject a former CIA agent’s plea to be pardoned for a crime he committed in the country as part of the US-led rendition programme.
All countries should suspend shipments of tear gas, armoured vehicles and other riot control projectile equipment to Turkey.
Victims of the conflict in Northern Ireland are being "disgracefully let down" by a flawed and fragmented approach to dealing with the past.
Ukraine’s bid to persuade the European Commission to release the country from its commitment to legislate against homophobia is an unacceptable attempt to deny equal rights in the country.
A Dutch Supreme Court judgment finding the state liable for the deaths of three Muslim men amid the Srebrenica genocide marks a significant victory in the decades-long search for accountability.
The Armenian authorities must investigate the brutal attack on two Armenian activists and to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
A new report relevals the Slovakian government’s continuing inaction over the segregation of Roma children as thousands start the new school year in separate schools and classes.
World leaders gathering in St. Petersburg this week must condemn Russia’s draconian homophobic law and do all in their power to persuade authorities to scrap it.
The UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) singularly failed to investigate the abduction and murders of Kosovo Serbs in the aftermath of the 1998-1999 conflict.
The French authorities’ evictions of Romani communities across the country continue to flout international law a year after the government published an inter-ministerial circular on the issue.
After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the military dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs he smuggled dissidents to Norway. By Marianne Alfsen/Felix Media
Pressure placed on the Guardian newspaper by UK authorities to destroy documents represents a threat to freedom of expression, the right to information and protecting the independence of the media in the UK.
Greece must act immediately to curb xenophobic and racist attacks, Amnesty International said after a brutal knife attack on two Pakistani migrants.
Hungarian authorities urged to protect minority groups from hate crimes after four are found guilty over the racially motivated murders of six Roma.
The Romanian authorities must immediately halt all forced evictions and provide those Romani families who were recently forced out of their homes with alternative housing.
The Maltese authorities must urgently allow a boat carrying 102 sub-Saharan Africans to disembark those on board.
Czech authorities must protect Roma communities from violence and intimidation, Amnesty International and the European Roma Rights Centre said ahead of planned anti-Roma demonstrations.
On the second anniversary of the arrest of Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski, Amnesty International speaks to his wife about their struggle for justice.