‘Put aid on the table’ to halt Nigerian killing

By |april 2nd, 2020|EU-Africa relations, human rights abuses, News, Nigeria, radical Islam|

With the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria should be a key partner for Brussels as the EU seeks to overhaul its political and trade ties with Africa. But terrorism and insecurity that plague the country continue to be a concern.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za ‘Put aid on the table’ to halt Nigerian killing

EU ministers break ground on European ‘Magnitsky Act’

By |december 10th, 2019|human rights abuses, Magnitsky act, News, Russia, Sanctions, Sergei Magnitsky|

EU foreign ministers on Monday (9 December) cleared the way to start work on a European ‘Magnitsky Act’, modelled along the lines of a similar-named US sanctions framework targeting individuals involved in human rights abuses worldwide who could face EU asset freezes and  travel bans.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU ministers break ground on European ‘Magnitsky Act’

EU-wide approach to due diligence needed to regulate cacao sector, manufacturers and NGOs say

By |december 2nd, 2019|Chocolate, cocoa, deforestation, food supply chain, human rights abuses, News, sustainable agriculture|

Some of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers have called on the EU to “strengthen human rights and environmental due diligence requirements of companies in global cocoa supply chains”

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU-wide approach to due diligence needed to regulate cacao sector, manufacturers and NGOs say

EU slams Turkey over re-arrest of journalist

By |november 14th, 2019|Fetullah Gulen, human rights abuses, News, press freedom, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey|

The European Union on Wednesday (13 November) criticised Turkey over the re-arrest of the journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, saying the move damaged the credibility of the judiciary.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU slams Turkey over re-arrest of journalist

30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Stasi archive move sparks controversy

By |september 27th, 2019|Communism, East Germany, fall of Communism, human rights abuses, News|

Almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany's parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives -- despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za 30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Stasi archive move sparks controversy

UN head ‘shocked’ by suffering at migrant camp in Libya

By |april 5th, 2019|António Guterres, human rights abuses, Libya, libyan coastal guard, News, refugee crisis, United Nations|

UN Secretary General António Guterres said Thursday (4 April) he was "shocked" by the level of suffering of migrants at a detention centre in Tripoli which he visited during a visit to the Libyan capital.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za UN head ‘shocked’ by suffering at migrant camp in Libya

Rights groups lambast Operation Sophia – the EU naval mission without ships

By |marec 28th, 2019|2019 European elections, human rights abuses, Italy, Libya, Matteo Salvini, News, NGOs, Operation Sophia, populism, refugee crisis|

International rights advocates criticised the European Union on Wednesday (27 March) for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage. Afte...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Rights groups lambast Operation Sophia – the EU naval mission without ships

In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns

By |november 15th, 2018|China, ethnic violence, human rights, human rights abuses, Kazakhs, Muslims, News, Uighurs|

A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China’s restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns

Human rights in Thailand: No improvement, no trade deal

By |julij 27th, 2018|EU-Thailand, fisheries policy, human rights abuses, News, trade deal|

For years a trade agreement with Thailand has been hanging in the air, but has been held back by inhumane conditions in the fishing industry. Now, the EU wants to reopen the dialogue. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Human rights in Thailand: No improvement, no trade deal

Hahn: Turkey taking ‘huge strides’ away from EU

By |april 18th, 2018|authoritarian regime, EU-Turkey, Federica Mogherini, human rights, human rights abuses, Johannes Hahn, News, Turkey, Turkish coup, Turkish purges|

Turkey is moving rapidly away from the path of European Union membership, the top EU official in charge of negotiations said on Tuesday (17 April), as Brussels delivered its harshest criticism yet of what it sees as Ankara's shift towards authoritarian...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hahn: Turkey taking ‘huge strides’ away from EU