On world Non-Governmental Organisation Day, celebrated on 27 February, the European Union applauds the fundamental contribution made by civil society organisations to the promotion of human rights, good governance, democracy and the rule of law. As such, they are key partners for the successful
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 27/02/2020
Following an invitation by the Bolivian authorities, the European Union will deploy an Election Observation Mission (EOM) in the country to observe the first round of Presidential elections and legislative elections on 3 May. The EOM wouldalso observe a possible second round of presidential
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 20/02/2020
On the occasion of the year marking the 75th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter, the Council conclusions reaffirm EU's commitment to the rule-based international order – human rights protection being an important part of it.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/02/2020
Strasbourg, 13 February 2020 Delivered by Commissioner Helena Dalli on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Borrell Check against delivery! In recent months, we have seen some serious and disturbing revelations about the exploitation of children involved in mica extraction in Madagascar
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 13/02/2020
The European Commission has decided to withdraw part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the European Union's Everything But Arms' (EBA) trade scheme due to the serious and systematic violations of the human rights principles enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 12/02/2020
Girls and women have the exclusive right to make decisions about their bodies. None should see their body subjected to any kind of violence or abuse under any circumstances. Female Genital Mutilation is a severe breach of human rights and a dangerous violation of women's physical integrity.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/02/2020
Brussels, 29 January 2020 Delivered by Commissioner Helena Dalli on behalf of High Representative/Vice-President Borrell Check against delivery! Mr President, Honourable Members of the European Parliament, The EU policies on support to indigenous peoples go back three decades and where lastly
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 30/01/2020
The European Union takes note of the order of the International Court of Justice on the request for the indication of provisional measures in the case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar for violating its obligations under the Genocide Convention. The Gambia submitted the lawsuit on behalf of the
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 23/01/2020