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Screening times: Thur 18 Jan, 6.30pm & Sat 20 Jan, 4.30pm Classification: under 15 to be accompanied by an adult

The EU joins call for Japan to end lethal research whaling. The EU reaffirms its opposition to commercial whaling and its support to the global moratorium on whaling in place for over 30 years

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Today the European Union has formally taken over the chairmanship of the Kimberley Process from Australia and will head the international initiative to stem the trade in conflict diamonds during 2018.

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The EU, its Member States and Australia share strong bonds in all domains, be it political, economic, or social.  Bilateral relations are deeply-rooted and expanding.

 

Diplomatic and Political relations

In 1948, after the devastating Second World War, which brought painful divisions in Europe and occupation for many European countries, the international community committed to define, promote and protect human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that we celebrate on 10 December has enshrined these shared principles and has had a profound influence on the development of the world. But still, almost seventy years on, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world, and we recognize that all states must do more in this respect.

The European Union has today presented the Australian Human Rights Commission's "Racism. It stops with me" award to the Cohealth Arts Generator Sisters and Brothers Program from Victoria while also using the occasion to call for greater cooperation between the EU and Australia on human rights issues such as abolishing the death penalty.