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The EU Delegation will organise a series of nine online webinars in different policy areas ranging from green recovery to trade to public health, bringing together EU and Japanese experts to discuss the impact, policy response and EU-Japan cooperation regarding COVID-19.


Madam President, 

The EU welcomes the 10th anniversary of the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur and the work of the current Mandate holder, Mr Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, as well as of his predecessors.

While we have seen encouraging progress in promoting and protecting freedom of peaceful assembly and of association since 2010, the current situation clearly shows that this Mandate is as relevant as ever.

The European Union would like to thank Ms. Callamard for her report to the Council.

The EU remains strongly committed to the protection and promotion of human rights, including the right to life. The EU would thus like to reaffirm its strong support for the important mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The mandate is, regrettably, as needed as ever.