Archive for the ‘European Union Foreign Policy’ Category
Zhanna Litvina, chairwoman of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, has a big black stamp planted right in the middle of a page in her passport, reading: "Travel temporarily restricted." She is just one of many journalists, human rights defenders and lawyers caught up in the most recent cycle of government repression in Belarus.
(New York) – A delegation representing the International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) will travel to Europe beginning on June 7, 2012, to urge European governments and the European Union to support the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity in North Korea.
(Brussels) – The European Union should urge the Uzbek government to grant access to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to monitor the 2012 cotton harvest, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations said in letters to the European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton and Denmark’s f
(Brussels) – Recent by-elections and other progress in Burma should be matched by some positive steps from the European Union, but not the wholesale withdrawal of sanctions, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to EU foreign ministers. The EU is scheduled to meet on April 23, 2012, to discuss its common position on Burma.
(Berlin) – Azerbaijani authorities have begun the forcible eviction of residents to demolish the last standing building in the neighborhood of the capital, Baku, where the 2012 Eurovision song contest is to be held, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Brussels) – The presidents of the European Counciland the European Commission should make human rights a central part of their discussions with Indian officials at the EU-India summit on strategic partnership on February 10, 2012, in New Delhi, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Moscow) – European Union leaders should address the hostile climate for human rights defenders in Russia during talks at the EU-Russia Summit on June 9 and 10, 2011, in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, Human Rights Watch said today. Specifically, they should raise the harassment and intimidation experienced by a number of civil society activists in the run-up to the summit.