from Europe and central asia
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.
The Greek authorities must drop all charges against a play's organizers, producers and cast who have been accused of blasphemy.
Minister of Education urged to act on his pledge that desegregation and inclusive education are among his priorities.
Romani children in the Czech Republic are still being denied the educational opportunities offered to other students.
The Greek authorities must uphold the right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said, following the prosecution of journalist Kostas Vaxevanis.
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.
Landmark judgement sends a strong signal to the authorities that separate education based on the ethnicity of the pupils is unacceptable.
Authorities urged to ensure women and girls have full access to sexual and reproductive health after teenage rape victim denied a legal abortion.
Anti-Roma feeling in many European countries still translates into official policies that result in segregation of Roma from the rest of society, deepening and exacerbating their existing poverty and marginalization.
The abduction of Leonid Razvozzhayev from Ukraine, allegedly by Russian Federation government agents must be promptly investigated.
In countries across Europe, excessive use of force by police against protesters goes uninvestigated and unpunished.
Claims an opposition MP’s assistant was abducted in Ukraine and forced to return to Russia where he was allegedly tortured must be investigated, Amnesty International said.
Amnesty International is set to receive more than $30 million from a Norwegian telethon to help fund its human rights work around the world.
You may be forgiven for not having heard of the Copenhagen ‘Principles’ - they have, after all, been reached behind closed doors.
The new Serbian government must introduce legislation which prohibits forced evictions, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.
A new Amnesty International report slams the UK government’s plans for a substantial extension of the use of secret evidence in the justice system.
Around 150 Roma inhabitants have been evicted from an informal settlement in the eastern suburbs of Paris.
The multi-nation institution should take the award as a reminder of what it ought to stand for and acknowledge its weaknesses.
A decision to conditionally release one member of Pussy Riot is only a half-measure in achieving justice, Amnesty International said.
Top-selling artists Rihanna and Shakira should bear in mind the human rights abuses being inflicted on the people of Azerbaijan before they perform there.