At a time when human rights are challenged on a daily basis with many attempts to undermine the universality and indivisibility of human rights, the EU has remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy, be it in international forums, bilaterally with
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 13/05/2019
34-year-old taxi driver Omar Musa, was amongst 40,000 Libyans who, together with his family, had to flee from the city of Tawergha after the 2011 revolution in Libya. People were living in dire conditions in camps spread across the country. Seven years later, Omar was finally able to return home.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 04/04/2019
The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini has welcomed Malaysia’s accession to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which she says "confirms its commitment to strengthen the rule of law, human rights, and accountability domestically and internationally." Last year
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 05/03/2019
Randy Steidl was sentenced to death in Illinois in the 1980s. He spent 12 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. In 2003, the Governor of Illinois commuted all death sentences into life sentences, and only after that, Randy managed to prove his innocence and to be released. As a free man,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 28/02/2019
The Good Human Rights Stories Initiative was officially launched in Geneva on 13 February, in the presence of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, and President of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 20/02/2019
Worldwide, the trafficking of human beings for purposes of forced labour, criminal activities or sexual exploitation affects around 24 million people. Socio-economic instability, gender inequality, poverty or war are some of the reasons which can prompt the victims' vulnerabilities and give
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 18/10/2018
“For now, I am happy here doing the work I’m doing. I feel at home. What they did for me, I want to do for others.” Hadiza is a former victim of human trafficking. She is one of the many Nigerian women and girls who embark on the perilous journey abroad each year, tricked by false promises of a
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 18/09/2018