The European Union welcomes the Annual Activity Report 2017 by Commissioner Muižnieks. The EU supports the work of the Commissioner, to uphold human rights in all areas mentioned in the present report. It is a key priority for the EU and its member states to strengthen the state and societal
Author: Publication date: 15/02/2018
Once again, the EU restates its unequivocal opposition, and its condemnation of, the application of capital punishment in all times and any circumstance. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity and no convincing evidence of its deterrent effect has ever been presented.
Author: Publication date: 10/01/2018
The EU expects the Turkish authorities to respect the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, including the independence of the judiciary, pre-trial detention as well as the principle of presumption of innocence.
Author: Publication date: 13/11/2017
It is indeed a hallmark achievement of this Organization, that the whole area of the Council of Europe is free of the death penalty. The EU and all its Member States share this pride. And we share the deep conviction that the death penalty is incompatible with human rights, violates human dignity,
Author: Publication date: 18/10/2017