Groups of people sometimes petition the High Representative on issues that matter to them. This has happened, for example, in response to specific events or violent upsurges in parts of the world.
Responses to these petitions are listed below.
As recently stated by both the Foreign Affairs Council and the European Council, the EU is extremely alarmed at the plight of areligious and ethnic communities that face persecution in Syria and Iraq04/09/2014... [40 KB]
Thank you for your petition of 14 August to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security policy, Catherine Ashton, in which you refer to the appointment of Mr William Schabas as member of the Commission of Inquiry, established by the UN Human Rights Council... [329 KB]
Je vous remercie d'attirer l'attention de l'Union Européenne sur la situation des bédouins dans la Vallée du Jordan. La situation des droits de l'homme et en particulier des minorités dans les territoires occupes, est une préoccupation de longue date de l'UE… [38 KB]
The EU holds a strong and principled position against the death penalty and continues to call on Iran to halt all pending executions and to introduce a moratorium on the death penalty... [20 KB]
'Mr Falk [Richard Falk, former UN Special Rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian Territories] ended his second mandate.' A new Special Rapporteur […] has been appointed by consensus'… [221 KB]
'I would like to reassure you that the EU has already made contact with the Iranian authorities, to appeal to halt the execution and to consider granting Ms Jabbari a retrial.' [19 KB]
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'On 15 May the High Representative issues a statement condemning this barabaric act and the increasing violence in Nigeria since the beginning of the year […] The EU is assisting by providing a large package of development aid addressing the root causes of violence and radicalisation'.... [29 KB]
'The EU has raised the issue of the forceful displacement of the Tawerghans with the Libyan authorities and has called repeatedly on the government to address the situation...' [75 KB]
'It is the Human Rights Council President who, based on recommendations by the consultative group and further consultations, proposes who will be appointed and the HRC takes the decision.'... [264 KB]
'The country is on the brink of a full-blown civil war. Famine and the prospects of a major humanitarian disaster are looming. The EU has warned publicly that all the necessary ingredients for a genocide already exist.[…] We will therefore continue working day and night to avoid these things happening, to save the people of South Sudan who are the focus of all our efforts...' [56 KB]
'The EU is concerned and appalled by the human rights violations which occur on the Sinai Peninsula, and condemns all forms of intolerance, discrimination and violence...' [37 KB]