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Visit of Sudanese President Bashir to Italy on 14 September

(13/09/2007) The human rights situation in Sudan continues to be one of the most pressing humanitarian crises in the world today, and one to which the international community has failed for far too long to provide an effective response. (...) Against this background, it is remarkable that the Italian government has decided to receive Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir for a series of meetings on 14 September in Rome with Prime Minister Prodi, President Napolitano and Foreign Minister D’Alema. read more

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EU-made rockets, guns and engines risk undermining Myanmar arms embargo

(16/07/2007) The proposed transfer to Myanmar (Burma) of a military helicopter containing components and technology from as many as six European Union countries threatens to undermine an EU arms embargo on Myanmar, according to a new report issued today by Amnesty International and Saferworld. read more

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Links to Amnesty International 2007 Annual Report

(21/06/2007) Read the Amnesty International 2007 Annual Report online in English, French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic. read more


Annual Report: Human Rights and the EU

(23/05/2007) Despite the continuing deadlock over the EU’s institutional reform, it was in many ways business as usual in most spheres of EU activity, including human rights. On the side of external relations, this presented a familiar picture with progress and positive results in various domains, while many problems remained as intractable as before. read more