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The arrest of the President of Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (HRFT), Prof. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, and of several journalists, including Erol Önderoğlu (from Reporters Without Borders) and Ahmet Nesin, on Monday goes against Turkey's commitment to respect the fundamental rights, including freedom of media. Any alleged wrongdoing or crime should be subject to due process, and respect to the principle of presumption of innocence should be guaranteed.


La 6e édition du dialogue de haut niveau sur les droits de l’homme entre l’Union européenne et le Mexique s’est tenue à Bruxelles les 20 et 21 juin.


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The EU Delegation and the Heads of Missions of EU Member States in Zambia wish to inform that, in response to an invitation from the Zambian Authorities, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy has decided to deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to Zambia to observe the forthcoming general elections on 11 August.

Country-based support scheme - Information session - Call reference 151464

The political dialogue between Nigeria and the EU followed the 2004 initiative of the Irish Presidency of the EU. Since then, the successive EU Presidencies, through the Heads of Mission, have continued to conduct high level contacts and discussions with the Nigerian Authorities.

The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) enables the Union to take a leading role in peace-keeping operations, conflict prevention and in the strengthening of the international security. It is an integral part of the EU's comprehensive approach towards crisis management, drawing on civilian and military assets.

Each EU mission is based on a legal agreement. The decisions of deployment and management of the mission are taken by the EU countries during the Foreign Affair Council.

Le 10 avril 2010, l'Union européenne a lancé une mission de formation militaire en Somalie (EUTM Somalia), en vue de contribuer au renforcement du gouvernement fédéral de transition (GFT) et des institutions de ce pays. Ce soutien s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'action globale menée par l'Union européenne en Somalie pour aider à stabiliser le pays et répondre aux besoins de la population somalienne.