The fifth African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit will take place on 29-30 November 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. 2017 is a defining year for EU-Africa relations, as it has been ten years since the adoption of the joint Africa-EU Strategy.
The "European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)" has launched a new call for proposals addressed to the civil society and human rights defenders, working in non-EU countries. The call is composed of five lots corresponding to five key areas of human rights. The deadline for submitting concept notes is 9 November 2017 at 16:00 (Brussels time).
The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven deterrent effect and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal.