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

Regional News

from Europe and central asia

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
03 May 2009
Press Freedom Day, 3 May, has, for a number of years, been a day in which journalists and media workers marked the deaths of increasing numbers of their colleagues a
01 May 2009
Trade unionists in Turkey have once again been refused permission to hold a demonstration on May Day in the central Taksim Square in Istanbul.
01 May 2009

The Roma community and civil society activists in the Czech Republic are to take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday, against the latest violent attack on a Roman

27 April 2009
Yurii Samodurov and Andrei Yerofeev could face up to five years' imprisonment after they organized a contemporary art exhibition in Moscow.
23 April 2009
Ten years on, no-one has been held to account for the NATO attack on the Serbian state radio and television building that left 16 civilians dead.
17 April 2009
There can be no stability and security for the people of Chechnya, until those responsible for gross human rights abuses in the country over the last 10 years are brou
16 April 2009
Sakit Zahidov was considered a prisoner of conscience. It is thought that he was imprisoned to silence his critical reporting of the authorities.
09 April 2009
The authorities in Moldova have threatened to arrest a group of civil society activists who organized a peaceful demonstration, blaming them for the rioting that fol
08 April 2009

Denied their rights to housing, employment, healthcare and education, Roma are often victims of forced evictions, racist attacks and police ill-treatment.

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