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

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04 April 2013

On the eve of International Roma Day on 8 April, Amnesty International says the European Union is not doing enough to end discrimination.

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15 January 2013

Nadia Eweida, a Coptic Christian, took her case to the Court after the airline stopped her from wearing a visible crucifix at work.

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20 November 2012

European countries should take further steps to protect trans people from violence that has left in excess of 1,000 dead worldwide in the past four years,

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21 September 2012

Tens of thousands of Amnesty International activists worldwide urge the authorities to stop forced evictions and segregation.

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12 September 2012

Discriminatory laws, policies and practices which marginalize Italy’s Roma must be urgently changed.

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10 September 2012

Urgent changes are needed to Moldovan laws to combat high levels of discrimination faced by minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people, the disabled and HIV-positive people.

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21 August 2012

French cabinet members must take action to halt forced evictions of Roma communities and set a housing policy that respects and protects their rights.

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15 August 2012

Such attacks are unacceptable and the authorities must do all within their power to calm their rise.

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28 June 2012

Deep-seated discrimination against Bulgaria's LGBT community means anti-gay hate crimes go unpunished.

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28 May 2012

Police in the Russian capital stopped an attempted Pride and detained dozens, including the event's organizers.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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20 May 2012

Police in Kyiv failed to stop ultra-right hooligans from putting LGBT activists at risk and marring the city's first-ever Pride parade.

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18 May 2012

A spate of attacks on LGBTI activists points to endemic discrimination that needs to be dealt with in South Caucasus countries.

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23 April 2012

A new Amnesty International report exposes widespread discrimination against Muslims in Western Europe

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02 April 2012

New government measures allow police to round up and detain irregular migrants and asylum-seekers, including those suspected of carrying infectious diseases such as HIV.

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02 March 2012

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

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13 December 2011

Report exposes extent of identity checks by Spanish police based on ethnic and racial characteristics and the consequences for ethnic minorities.

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18 November 2011

A homophobic law proposed in Russia's second city would threaten freedom of expression and fuel discrimination.

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03 November 2011

Aleksandr Kalistratov sentenced to community service for distributing brochures which allegedly incited hatred against the Catholic Church.

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30 September 2011

Serbian authorities have bowed into pressure from right-wing extremists and cancelled Sunday's Belgrade Pride march. 

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