Category Archives: EU

Four young daughters lost in a Mediterranean shipwreck

Syrian doctor Hasan Wahid lost his four young daughters in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean on 11 October 2013. His family’s story illustrates the impossible choices – and terrible dangers – refugees and migrants face trying to reach Europe. Hasan … Continue reading

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Holding centres will not stop migrants risking their lives off Europe’s shores

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, deputy director of global issues at Amnesty International As the summer “boat season” approaches, with a surge in migrants, asylum seekers and refugees making the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to the European Union, the authorities … Continue reading

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A tale of two identities

Josh Bryan is an American living in Copenhagen, where he helped to launch a recent Amnesty International report on discrimination against transgender people in the European Union. He describes how strict Danish legislation has left him trapped in a system … Continue reading

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EU must not turn a blind eye to abuses in Somalia

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office The following op-ed originally appeared in New Europe. Today EU and Somali leaders meet in Brussels for the New Deal for Somalia Conference. The conference will negotiate a new Compact … Continue reading

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Don’t send them back to war

On the island of Lesvos, Greece, Amnesty International’s “When you don’t exist” campaign hosts a week-long action to support the rights of migrants and refugees across the European Union. Here, Livewire shares their blog about Papa Stratis, a Greek orthodox … Continue reading

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