Amnesty International – EU Office

Amnesty International is a worldwide 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:

Our Members

Amnesty International has a varied network of members and supporters around the world. At the latest count, there were more than 1.8 million members, supporters, and subscribers in over 150 countries and territories in every region of the world. Although they come from many different backgrounds and have widely different political and religious beliefs, they are united by a determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.

Our Activities

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.

We also aim at providing different sectors of the population with various legal forms and templates to ensure everyone has access to quality legal tools protecting their rights. These forms and templates can be found below.

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) PDF Forms

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) provides benefits and services to military veterans and their families. There are numerous forms available here to help veterans file for benefits or apply for care. Some of the most commonly used forms are Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits), and Form 10-3542 (Claim for Reimbursement of Travel Expenses). Using the appropriate VA form, you can ensure that your claim is processed as quickly as possible.

United States Postal Service (USPS) PDF Forms

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is a government-owned organization that provides postal services to citizens in the United States. The USPS has a wide range of forms to help with your mailing needs. These forms include postage indicia, customs declarations, and certified mail. The most commonly used form is the postage indicia, which allows you to print postage onto envelopes and packages. You can also use these forms to declare your package’s contents or request delivery confirmation. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the different types of USPS forms so that you can get your mailings processed as quickly as possible.

United Services Automobile Association (USAA) PDF Forms

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) provides services to military members, veterans, and their families. The company is one of the largest automobile and property insurance providers in the country. In addition to insurance, USAA also offers banking, investment, and other financial services products to its members. You are free to use a power of attorney form to designate your personal representative or a transfer form to help you move your funds from one account to another with no trouble. You may also take advantage of a bank deposit slip that keeps track of your finances when you are depositing money.

United States Bank PDF Forms

The United States Bank is a centralized organization that provides financial services to its customers. The bank has multiple branches located throughout the country, and each branch offers different services. To take advantage of all the services offered by the bank, you may need to fill out specific forms. In addition, the bank’s employee may also take advantage of some legal forms provided by the US bank, including the employee handbook (to discover the bank’s policies and procedures), fleet card form (to manage the expenses), and property damage form (to get compensation for the damages, if any).

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) PDF Forms

The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) offers forms for both real estate professionals and consumers. These forms can be used to purchase or sell property, lease property, or file a complaint. For example, using the TREC 30-8, you can amend the real estate contract you’ve concluded earlier. Being familiar with these forms will ensure that you can complete transactions quickly and accurately.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) PDF Forms

If you are a military member, you are likely familiar with the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This federal government-sponsored retirement savings plan offers savings plans to federal employees and military members. You may need to fill out several different TSP forms depending on your situation. For instance, an individual should use Form TSP-20 or Loan Application that includes all the necessary information to secure the loan terms, including the borrowed amount, the interest rate, and the repayment schedule. Check the list below to find the other forms.

PDF Application Forms

You may be required to fill out an application form at some point in your life, for example, when applying for a passport, university entrance, or a job. The forms listed below include job, loan, and rental applications. However, you will also find army and navy application forms here. Examine the templates we’ve gathered and select the one that best meets your needs.

PDF Request Forms

A quality request form can help you obtain the necessary information or document as soon as possible. Different types of information or documents may require different request forms. In addition, various organizations have their requirement for submitting requests. Nevertheless, all these templates usually have areas for the requester’s name and contact information, the date of the request, and the description of the information or document being sought. A well-designed request form may assist in ensuring that all relevant information is provided and that your request is handled as promptly as possible.

PDF Claims

You may need to fill out a claim form when you wish to get certain benefits, such as health coverage, life insurance, or death benefits. Claim forms can also provide a standardized way for insurance agents to collect information from policyholders who have suffered a loss. By using these forms, agents can ensure that all the necessary information is collected in one place, making the claims process more efficient.

PDF Forms for Truck Drivers

A truck driver transports goods and raw materials over the country to and from manufacturing plants, retail stores, and distribution hubs. They are also required to complete specific forms throughout their journeys. For example, if you are a truck driver, you must regularly inspect your vehicle and track all the expenses and invoices using appropriate documents. If you want to become a truck driver, you are encouraged to use a truck driver job form to apply for the position. Here is the list of widely-used forms for truck drivers.

Tennessee PDF Forms

Tennessee state provides its residents with various state-specific forms for different situations. Some of the forms are similar to other states’ forms, and some are available only for Tennesee residents. For example, in Tennessee, you may use a specific form to get a religious exemption from vaccination. Whether you’re filing income taxes, applying for a job, or requesting workers’ compensation, the following forms help keep everything organized and streamlined. Read on to learn some of the essential documents.

Utah PDF Forms

If you are a resident of Utah, you can use the following legal forms to make it easy to find and complete the necessary document without having to visit multiple government websites or search through stacks of papers. This section provides you with different types of forms available from the Utah government. You can benefit from an employment application form to find a suitable job position in Utah. It’s also possible to complete Utah DMV forms to handle your vehicle-related matters. Do not hesitate to select the necessary template and prepare your unique document.

Other State-Specific PDF Forms

For other state-specific forms, you are recommended to examine the following list. Whether you’re filing taxes, applying for a loan, or submitting paperwork to the state, these forms may be necessary. You will find documents provided by Texas, Virginia, New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania governments here. The templates are easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

Other PDF Forms

The most efficient approach to minimize misunderstandings and any legal difficulties is to have everything recorded and documented. That’s why we’ve spent some time collecting other essential legal templates that can be useful in your professional and daily situations. Look over the forms below and see how you may use them to make your life easier.

EU Office

Amnesty International’s EU Office focuses on a range of EU policies, including:



Amnesty International is impartial and independent of any government, political persuasion, or religious creed. It does not support or oppose any government or political system, nor does it necessarily support the views of the victims whose rights it seeks to protect.


To ensure its independence, it does not seek or accept money from governments or political parties for its work in documenting and campaigning against human rights abuses. In particular, the EU office is funded by the AI national sections in the EU Member States.

Latest News

Amnesty International reaction to the nomination of EU counter-terrorism coordinator

On the day that the EU has nominated a new counter-terrorism coordinator, Amnesty International recalls that one vital ingredient is still missing from EU policies. In the six years since 9/11, the EU has yet to come to terms with the fact that how the fight against terrorism has been conducted has had serious human rights implications.

This was and remains shockingly evident in relation to the cases of extraordinary renditions that occurred in Europe, allowing kidnapping, torture, and disappearances in what amounted to a total breakdown of the rule of law.

In renewing its efforts to counter-terrorism, it is fundamental for the EU to finally come to proper closure on a matter which undermines the very essence of its values.

Unlike Canada, where there has been a full public apology and substantial compensation, in Europe victims, are still waiting for any type of acknowledgment or reparation.

EU-Ukraine Summit: Raise Human Rights Deficiencies

Torture, racism, and violence against women are key human rights problems in Ukraine which Amnesty International (AI) urges the EU to raise at today’s Summit.

“Along with energy and other “strategic” interests, we expect that the EU will not shy away from raising fundamental human rights issues that affect the lives of Ukrainians and foreigners and should play a key role in any deepening of relations between Ukraine and the EU,” said Dick Oosting, director of Amnesty International’s EU Office.

Despite recent positive measures, non-governmental organizations continue to receive allegations of torture at the hands of law enforcement officers, which are rarely investigated. AI is also troubled by the forced return of asylum seekers to countries where they are likely to face torture and ill-treatment, such as in the case of ten Uzbek asylum seekers last year.

The rise of extremist groups and racist attacks is another factor of concern that has been tragically highlighted by the murder of an Iraqi asylum seeker in June. Increasing violence against foreigners should be recognized and combatted with more determination by the government.

While Amnesty International recognizes that the Ukrainian authorities have approved measures to combat domestic violence, this problem remains widespread. The human rights organization recommends the creation of shelters for victims and a major national public awareness campaign to promote zero tolerance of violence against women.

“Acknowledging that gender inequality and domestic violence are also problems present in EU member states, we hope the EU can exchange experiences on best practices and offer assistance to the Ukrainian authorities, in a constructive spirit,” said Dick Oosting.

EU Force to Chad: Include Protection for Displaced Civilians

As EU Foreign Ministers discuss the possible deployment of an UN-mandated EU force to Chad to protect Sudanese refugees, Amnesty International urges that the Chadian victims of internal violence are not forgotten (click here to access the letter to the Portuguese presidency).

Around 170 thousand displaced people have sought refuge in the Eastern part of the country due to the violence and human rights abuse carried out by Janjaweed militia and rebel movements.

During a recent mission to Chad, Amnesty International found that displaced women and girls are in particular danger. Rape and violent assault are regularly carried out by members of militias, armed groups, and even government soldiers with complete impunity (click here to read the examples).

“Collecting firewood or water can be a life-threatening dilemma for these women and girls since their families cannot survive if they don’t venture out of the camps and villages to fetch the basics,” said Dick Oosting, director of Amnesty International’s EU Office.

“In light of the failure of the Chadian government to protect its citizens, it is vital that an EU or UN force has the mandate and the resources to protect these women and children as well as any other civilians at risk,” he added.

An international force to Chad that has to ignore Chadian victims would grossly neglect that country’s protection needs and send an unacceptable signal to the local population that only some deserve protection.

Join Amnesty International: ACT NOW!

When you join Amnesty International, you join a worldwide movement of people who are united by their desire to protect and promote human rights.

There are more than 1,100,000 members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories, with thousands of local groups in more than 80 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

As an individual member or part of a local group, you will be encouraged to participate in many types of activities—from sending a postcard to organizing huge campaigns for human rights.

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