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

All News

Filter
21 February 2014

The Spanish government must withdraw a proposed bill aimed at limiting access to safe and legal abortion services, Amnesty International said in a letter sent to the country’s Minister of Justice.

""
27 August 2013

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.

""
18 June 2013

The Romanian authorities betray thousands of their citizens through broken promises and total disregard of their right to adequate housing, Amnesty International said in a new report published today on forced evictions in the country.

""
23 May 2013

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its flagship annual report.

""
15 May 2013

The use of special government measures to thwart a proposed teachers’ strike in Greece is disproportionate and in violation of the country’s international human rights obligations.

""
02 May 2013

By declaring the so-called “Nomad emergency” unlawful and unfounded, Italy's Supreme Court has helped to end discrimination against Roma communities.

""
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.

""
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.

""
21 September 2012

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

""
12 September 2012

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

""
24 May 2012

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

""
29 February 2012

Russia’s next president must place human rights at the heart of their political agenda.

""
16 February 2012

The organizers of the London 2012 Olympics have rejected a call to terminate Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the Games.

""
18 July 2011

Dozens of families who will be made homeless as a result of an urban regeneration project say they have been subjected to initimidation and threats.

""
07 July 2011

A court has found in favour of a Jehovah's Witness in Armenia who received a prison sentence for refusing to do military service.

""
13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

""
16 September 2010

World leaders urged to take urgent steps to uphold the rights of millions living in poverty in order to meet targets set by the Millennium Development Goals.

""
27 August 2010

Around 280 Roma were returned to Romania and Bulgaria this week, as part of a plan to return around 800 people by the end of August.

""
03 August 2010

At least 70 families living in an informal settlement in Belgrade, many of whom fled there after being forcibly evicted from other sites, could be left homeless again if the demolition goes ahead.

""
23 July 2010

Amnesty International calls on President Nicolas Sarkozy to work to combat discrimination against Roma and Travellers, ahead of a meeting to discuss "problems" relating to their "behaviour".

""