Turkmenistan

229 results

My filters

  • News
  • Romania
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

CIA rendition victims challenge Romania and Lithuania at Europe’s human rights court

Hearings being held today at the European Court of Human Rights in two crucial cases against Romania and Lithuania for complicity in the CIA-led rendition and secret detention programmes represent a milestone in accountability, said Amnesty International. A host of European states played a role in facilitating the torture and enforced disappearance of people by the CIA in the aftermath of the 11 September 2011 attacks on the USA.

Date:
29 June 2016
  • Research
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

Romani community is fighting against forced evictions and housing segregation in Romania

Today, Romani communities, activists and their partners from Cluj and beyond commemorate a long history of violations of housing rights and racial exclusion in the city. Dozens of people will participate in a series of events, including a march for equality to mark December 17 as one the saddest day in the life of the former Coastei Street community and one of the most emblematic forced evictions of a Romani community in Romania.

Date:
17 December 2015
Ref:
EUR 39/3100/2015
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Discrimination

Europe: Breaking the conspiracy of silence: USA’s European ‘partners in crime’ must act after Senate torture report

The release in December 2014 of a 524-page summary of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) “Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program” has provided additional detail regarding the CIA’s ill-conceived and presidentially authorized foray into counter-terrorism detention operations. This briefing provides a description of reactions to the SSCI study from a number of current and former officials in several European countries.

Date:
20 January 2015
Ref:
EUR 01/002/2015
  • Campaigns
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Discrimination

17 December: the day we lost our homes

17 December will forever be a sad day for me. It’s the day when, four years ago, 76 Roma families, including mine, were forcibly evicted from our homes on Coastei Street in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. We did nothing wrong. Our only fault was that we are Roma. In the middle of a harsh winter, with just one day’s notice, we were told we needed to move. The local authorities relocated us to the outskirts of the city, close to a landfill and a former chemical dump.

Date:
16 December 2014
  • Research
  • Romania
  • Discrimination

NGOs deeply concerned over discriminatory remarks by Romanian representatives during UN Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee review process

Almost 20 years since its last review, Romania again appeared in front of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). NGOs present during the review sessions are deeply concerned over discriminatory statements by the Romanian representatives and the government’s failure to engage in a constructive dialogue with the UN Committee as to the extent of which civil society organizations consider that Romania has failed to meet its international obligations prescribed by the Covenant.

Date:
25 November 2014
Ref:
EUR 39/003/2014
  • Education
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Women and Girls

‘Everyone is master of their own body’ says International Member - Romania

Faced with a large empty room in front of her, Ionela is feeling nervous about the day ahead. She chose this setting because she thought it would have a warm and cozy atmosphere. Her aim was to create a comfortable space for 25 young people to start discussing their sexual and reproductive rights. It was a big room to fill, and Ionela was losing her voice as she was also not feeling 100% well. She was starting to question herself and her bold decision to organise this event.

Date:
26 August 2014
  • Research
  • Romania
  • Discrimination

Romania: Submission to the Pre-sessional Working Group of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 53rd meeting

In this letter Amnesty International raises its concerns under articles 2. 2 and 11. 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in respect to a continuing, widespread and systematic pattern of forced evictions carried out by local authorities and affecting hundreds of Roma individuals and families.

Date:
3 April 2014
Ref:
EUR 39/002/2014
  • Research
  • Romania
  • Business and Human Rights

Romania: How the EBRD’s funding contributed to forced evictions in Craica, Romania

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union are providing a loan to SC Vital S. A. , to fund a project for the extension and rehabilitation of the waste water and waste infrastructure in the Romanian town of Baia Mare. This project has led to forced evictions of Romani families in the Craica settlement in Baia Mare. On 5 August 2013, in accordance with demolition orders issued by the Department for Constructions, between 10 and 15 Romani households were forcibly evicted and their homes demolished.

Date:
5 March 2014
Ref:
EUR 39/001/2014
  • Research
  • Romania
  • Discrimination

Romania: End forced evictions: Petition board

Housing is a human right which everyone should enjoy without discrimination. It is clearly defined in international law. However, the right to housing it is not fully protected under current Romanian legislation and it affects everybody in the country, not just the poorest and most disadvantaged. Roma are disproportionately affected. This petition urges the Romanian government to protect the right to adequate housing under national legislation, to stop forced evictions and to provide protection to all people, including Roma.

Date:
16 October 2013
Ref:
EUR 39/017/2013