Category Archives: EU

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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“You can’t give up; you have to fight for your rights!”

By Catrinel Motoc, Amnesty Campaigner on Romania Nine Romani activists will join Amnesty on 18 June for the launch of its new report, Pushed to the margins: Five stories of Roma forced evictions in Romania, in Bucharest’s University Square. Each … Continue reading

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