Tag 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

Posted in Asylum, Detention, Egypt, EU, Europe And Central Asia, Greece, International Organizations, Italy, Libya, Middle East And North Africa, Migrants, Refugees, Spain | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Will Europe let more refugees and migrants die at sea?

By Elisa De Pieri and Matteo de Bellis, Europe Researcher and Campaigner at Amnesty International. “When the boat sank, I could not find my friends. I was asking: where are they? Then I found Omar, but another friend was nowhere … Continue reading

Posted in Italy, Migrants, Refugees | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Africa, Discrimination, Europe And Central Asia, LGBT Rights, Migrants, Refugees | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Argentina, Bulgaria, Central African Republic, Death Penalty, Demand Dignity, India, LGBT Rights, Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Maternal Mortality and Reproductive Rights, Mongolia, Nepal, Refugees, Russian Federation, Syria, Unfair Trials, Women, Women's Rights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Asylum, Europe And Central Asia, Refugees, Syria | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment