European Union External Action

EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy

19/11/2020 - 14:53
Action plans

Defending human rights and democratic principles is a collective exercise, not a unilateral endeavour. No country, no matter how powerful and influential, can match the credibility of the international community acting through its institutions. EU leadership on human rights and the rule of law at home and abroad has never been more vital. The EU needs to live up to its ideals. Doing so will take significant work. The Covid-19 crisis has created an opening for stronger collective action.