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We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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Two ways we can change the world

Real opportunities to change the world don’t come around very often. Then suddenly, two come along at once. In April, government officials will meet to discuss our private lives. Their distant decisions could translate into harsh realities – see our … Continue reading

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Europe’s race to the bottom on protecting refugees from Syria

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights In much of Europe, ‘asylum-seeker’ and ‘refugee’ have become dirty words. It is rare to find a politician who will express genuine concern for refugees in public; when it … 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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Welcoming Syria’s war-weary

By Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International As the humanitarian and human rights crisis caused by Syria’s internal armed conflict shows no signs of abating, two important announcements made this week help us to … Continue reading

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