• Aug 29, 2014
    The government of Azerbaijan appears intent on convincing the world that the oil-rich country is a prosperous and important player on the international stage.
  • Aug 22, 2014
  • Mar 27, 2014
    Chancellor Merkel should refuse to be blackmailed by either the Chinese government or the German industry. Both favour reducing the relationship to economic, educational, and cultural exchanges.
  • Dec 11, 2012

    The European Union should enact new controls on internet surveillance technologies that have enabled human rights violations. The European Parliament adopted a new digital freedom strategy in EU foreign policy in the plenary on December 11.

  • Jun 25, 2012
    With the adoption on June 25, 2012, of a comprehensive human rights package, European Union (EU) foreign ministers made a powerful pledge to prioritize human rights in EU policy at home and abroad. Now EU institutions and all 27 member states will have to exercise a firm, coherent, and uniform approach to human rights abuses worldwide, in a transparent and accountable manner.
  • May 30, 2012
    The leaders of France and Germany should urge President Vladimir Putin of Russia to mark the beginning of his third presidential term by making human rights a priority, both at home and abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. Putin will make brief visits to Berlin and Paris to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and Francois Hollande, the new president of France, on June 1, 2012.
  • Feb 6, 2012
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel should raise urgent human rights concerns with the Kazakhstan government during talks with President Nursultan Nazarbaev on February 8, 2012.
  • Nov 18, 2011
    We write in advance of the upcoming Cooperation Councils with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to urge you to ensure these meetings are used to raise concrete concerns in human rights, making clear that addressing them is of core importance to the EU and an essential component of the EU’s engagement with each country.
  • Jul 8, 2011
    Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany should consider the political signals her government is sending to Saudi Arabia before approving a deal to sell 200 German-made tanks to the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has a dismal human rights record and has deployed forces to Bahrain to help suppress pro-democracy protests there.
  • Nov 10, 2008
    European governments should provide humanitarian protection to those Guantanamo detainees who will not be charged with a crime but cannot be returned to their countries of origin for fear of torture or other serious human rights violations.