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"No major government policy, from promoting sustainable security and peace, to achieving sustainable development and social justice, to protecting the world’s environment, to ensuring social resilience, inclusiveness, tolerance, fairness, and progress, can be achieved without the rule of law
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 23/03/2018
On Saturday, March 10, EU Ambassador Carl Hallergard spoke at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights' (FIFDH) event and film screening on "Defending the defenders" to underline the EU's commitment to defend human rights defenders and protect and promote human
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 12/03/2018
The European Union pursues freedom of religion or belief and strongly opposes religious intolerance. In this vein, the EU presents this year a resolution at the Human Rights Council to promote and protect freedom of religion or belief with a focus on efforts that States should step up in order to
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 07/03/2018
Supported by the Permanent Missions of the European Union, France, Italy and Uruguay, a number of international organisations are organising a side-event to complement the annual day on the rights of the child focusing on humanitarian settings.
From 26 February to 23 March 2018 the international community will gather in Geneva at the Human Rights Council (HRC) to discuss the world's most pressing human rights issues. "In a year, where we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the EU reaffirms its
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 23/02/2018
Promotion of Freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is a crucial area where media can bring unique added value in promoting the understanding of the right to FoRB, breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions.
This year's report of the UN Special Rapporteur on FoRB focuses on the state and religion relationships and their impact on freedom of religion or belief. Although international law does not prescribe any particular form of state-religion relationship, it does impose a duty on the State to be