February 18, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday condemned the EU for refusing to take action to address Hungary's alleged problematic laws and practices regarding human rights since the European Commission enacted a "rule of law" measure in March 2014. This measure was created to address abuses of human ...[read more]
February 6, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Muslim cleric Abu Qatada was granted bail Monday by a Special Immigration Appeals Commission in the UK. He made his application for bail after winning an appeal in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to avoid deportation to his native Jordan. A court in Jordan previously found him guilty in ...[read more]
December 1, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 1, 2004, the EU Commission announced its decision to take Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over accusations that the country disguised its violations of EU budget restrictions on reported deficits between 1997 and 2003. An EU report alleged that Greece under-reported its ...[read more]
October 19, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
The European Commission (EC) announced Tuesday that it is temporarily postponing the human rights complaint filed against France over the country's failure to respect the EU's Free Movement Directive of 2004 in its expulsion of Roma migrants. In September, the EC asked the French government to ...[read more]
April 9, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Thursday that Azerbaijan violated parliamentary candidate Namat Aliyev’s rights to stand freely and fairly in the country's 2005 elections. Aliyev alleged that the government violated his rights under Article 3 of Protocol 1 to the European ...[read more]
February 16, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
The European Commission (EC) announced on Monday that it will withdraw trade benefits from Sri Lanka because of alleged human rights violations in the country. The decision to limit trade advantages comes after a year-long EC investigation in Sri Lanka that ended last October. The EC investigation ...[read more]
October 16, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
Turkish human rights and foreign relations are reportedly compromising the country's efforts toward European Union (EU) accession, receiving mixed reviews Wednesday in the European Commission's annual reports on enlargement strategy and candidate progress. According to the reports... ...[read more]
February 7, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso noticeably irritated Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a joint news conference held in Moscow Friday when Barroso commented on apparent human rights violations in Russia. Barroso's comments on talks that had taken place earlier with ...[read more]
January 13, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The European Union Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Louis Michel on Tuesday said that Israel is not respecting international human rights law in the Gaza Strip. In an interview with the Belgian newspaper La Libre Belgique, Michel said that the evidence, which experts agree upon and denounce, shows ...[read more]
November 12, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The South Korean government Tuesday established a committee of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) to investigate alleged human rights abuses in North Korea. The formation of the new committee is expected to become a source of tension between the two countries. The human rights ...[read more]

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