1. Death penalty (2008)
4. Children and armed conflict (2008)
5. Human Rights defenders (2008)
EU guidelines are not legally binding, but because they have been adopted at ministerial level, they represent a strong political signal that they are priorities for the Union. Guidelines are pragmatic instruments of EU Human Rights policy and practical tools to help EU representations in the field better advance our Human Rights policy.
Global EU actors implement these guidelines through specific actions such as demarches and statements (see also Chapter 4 of the EU Annual Report on Human Rights).
Publication: EU Guidelines Human Rights and International Humanitarian law [4 MB] March 2009