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The government response to COVID-19 raised human rights concerns, including in relation to the right to health and freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and movement. No progress was made in addressing systemic torture and other ill-treatment. A new NGO law passed following civil society input....
Armenia Domestic Violence

Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Lack of protection against domestic violence exacerbated by crises and ‘traditional values’ – new report

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and a pervasive focus on ‘traditional values’ have contributed to a deterioration in human rights and rising levels of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Amnesty International said...
Moldova Impunity

Moldova commits to international justice

Moldova has taken a welcome step towards tackling gross human rights violations by ratifying the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, said Amnesty International. “It is good to see that Moldova has committed  to international justice and working to end impunity for genocide, crimes...
Albania Detention

Europe moves to protect trafficked people

Europe has taken a further step towards protecting people who have been trafficked with the entry into force of a new convention on Friday. The 14 states that have so far become parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings have committed themselves to...