EU Human Rights Guidelines
An integral part of EU's Human Rights Policy is a series of Guidelines on issues of importance to the EU.
EU Guidelines are not legally binding, but because they have been adopted at ministerial level, the Guidelines represent a strong political signal that they are priorities for the EU and its Member States. These Guidelines are pragmatic instrument of EU human rights policy and practical tools to help EU missions better advance the EU's human rights policy.
EU Guidelines on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (2019)
EU Guidelines on Non-discrimination in External Action (2019)
EU Guidelines for the promotion and protection of the Rights of the Child (2017)
EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline (2014)
EU Guidelines on Death Penalty (2013)
EU Guidelines on the promotion and protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (2013)
EU Guidelines to promote and protect the enjoyment of all Human Rights by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons (2013)
EU Guidelines on Human Rights Dialogues with Third Countries (2009)
EU Guidelines on promoting compliance with International Humanitarian Law (2009)
EU Guidelines on Violence against Women and Girls and combating all forms of Discrimination against them (2008)
EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders (2008)
EU Guidelines on Children and Armed Conflict (2008)