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The verdict handed down today in Dakar in the trial of Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture brings justice to victims who have waited over 25 years for this moment. It should also help the process of reconciliation in Chad.

This historic trial before the Extraordinary African Chambers constitutes a major precedent for international justice and the fight against impunity.


L’attaque terroriste contre un convoi de la MINUSMA dans la région de Mopti a coûté la vie à cinq casques bleus de la MINUSMA, quelques jours après une attaque similaire qui a causé le décès de cinq soldats Maliens dans la région de Menaka. Ces actes de violence ciblés contre des forces chargées de sécuriser le Mali  et de faciliter la mise en  œuvre de l’Accord de Paix ne peuvent être acceptés.  Les auteurs de ces actes doivent être tenus responsables devant la justice.


The European Union Delegation issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in Cambodia.

The terrorist attack on a MINUSMA convoy in the Mopti region left five MINUSMA peacekeepers dead, just days after a similar attack killed five Malian soldiers in the vicinity of Menaka. This targeted violence against the forces tasked with restoring security in Mali and facilitating the implementation of the Peace Agreement is unacceptable. The perpetrators of these acts must be brought to justice.


The NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, will join four European ambassadors in Sydney tomorrow for the start of EU Green Week to highlight the role investment can play in a brighter and greener future. Minister Ayres, the ambassadors from the European Union, France, Finland and Denmark, as well as Sustainable Business Australia, will participate in a public panel event in the CBD titled, "Investing for a greener future".

Open Call for Proposals on Food & Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture with the support of the European Union.

Journalists are invited to apply for the 2016 European Union-QANTAS Journalist Award. The award is open to an Australian journalist with more than three years working experience in print or electronic media. They will need to satisfy the selection panel that he or she would benefit from a working visit to the European Union institutions and two to three Member States. While the subject of the project proposal is open to the journalist's particular interests, it must be based on European themes relevant to an Australian audience.