Amnesty International European Institutions Office
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Ms Iverna McGowan-Smyth
Ms Iverna McGowan-Smyth
Amnesty International is a world-wide campaigning movement that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In particular, Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups.
Amnesty International has around a 2.8 million members and supporters in 162 countries and territories. Activities range from public demonstrations to letter writing, from human rights education to fundraising concerts, from individual appeals on a particular case to global campaigns on a particular issue.
Amnesty International is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion or religious creed. Amnesty International is financed largely by subscriptions and donations from its worldwide membership.
The EU as an accountable internal and external human rights actor. We focus on migration, anti-discrimination work (eg Roma, LGTBI) as well as looking at how the EU works with third countries on protecting and promoting human rights. Under the external banner we have a particular focus on stopping torture across the world.
Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office in Brussels coordinates and promotes lobbying of the European institutions. Our office aims to ensure that the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) put human rights at the heart of all their policies. Amnesty International‘s specialists provide comment, background and analysis on the human rights implications of EU and CoE decisions, and monitor the institutions’ performance.
The European Institutions Office is at the heart of a wide-reaching advocacy network which includes the national branches of Amnesty International in EU and CoE member states and in countries which have applied to join these bodies.
To ensure its independence, Amnesty International does not seek or accept money from governments or political parties for its advocacy work. The Brussels office is funded by national Amnesty International branches across Europe.
The European Institutions Office is in regular contact with key EU policy-makers at the European Commission, the European Council, Permanent Representations of EU countries, and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). In parallel with national sections across Europe lobbying their governments, our office engages with representatives of member states, including rotating EU presidencies, to influence EU agendas and outcomes. Similarly, at the Council of Europe, we have regular contact with policy-makers including the Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee of Ministers, Parliamentary Assembly, and the European Court of Human Rights
The European Institutions Office works in partnership with other NGOs, and has an active media programme, issuing press releases and briefing the Brussels and Strasbourg press corps.
We focus on a range of European policies including:
• Human rights in EU and CoE member states and accession countries
• Human rights in EU foreign policy
• Security and human rights
• Asylum and refugee protection
• Migration policy
• Judicial and police cooperation
• Human rights and the arms trade
• Economic, cultural and social rights
• Corporate accountability
100%: 5 50%: 5 25%: 1
|First name||Surname||Start Date||End Date|
Amnesty International Austria(30000),
Amnesty International Belgium (Flemish)(4200),
Amnesty International Belgium (Francophone)(41500),
Amnesty International Croatia(2500),
Amnesty International Czech Republic(24500),
Amnesty International Denmark(103500),
Amnesty International Faroe Islands(1000),
Amnesty International Finland(48000),
Amnesty International France(187000),
Amnesty International Germany(27000),
Amnesty International Greece(5900),
Amnesty International Hungary(1100),
Amnesty International International Secretariat (UK)(350),
Amnesty International Ireland(11200),
Amnesty International Italy(45000),
Amnesty International Luxemburg(2300),
Amnesty International Moldova(200),
Amnesty International Netherlands(220000),
Amnesty International Norway(70000),
Amnesty International Poland(14400),
Amnesty International Portugal(9800),
Amnesty International Slovakia(1600),
Amnesty International Slovenia(10000),
Amnesty International Spain(64100),
Amnesty International Sweden(91700),
Amnesty International Switzerland(179000),
Amnesty International Turkey(1400),
Amnesty International UK(100000),
Amnesty International Ukraine(100)
Human Rights Democracy Network
01/2014 - 12/2014
800,000 € - 899,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
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