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High Representative Federica Mogherini today attended the NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, where she welcomed the close cooperation on a number of issues between the European Union and NATO.


High Representative Federica Mogherini held talks on Thursday night with her counterparts from France, Germany, the UK and the US on how the recent nuclear agreement with Iran - the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - can be turned into real opportunities to do business in the country.

La récente condamnation à dix ans de prison de la militante iranienne des droits de l'homme, Mme Narges Mohammadi, est un événement préoccupant.

Mme Mohammadi œuvre pacifiquement en faveur de l'amélioration des droits de l'homme et des droits des femmes en Iran et de l'abolition progressive de la peine de mort.


The recent condemnation of the Iranian Human Rights defender Mrs Narges Mohammadi to ten years imprisonment is a worrying development.

Mrs Mohammadi has been working in a peaceful manner to improve human and women's rights in Iran and for the gradual abolition of the death penalty.

The right to express opinion in a non-violent manner is at the very core of the universal declaration for Human Rights and the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a party.


Le 20 mai 2016, Madame Laura Baeza, Ambassadeur de l'Union européenne en Tunisie, a rencontré des défenseurs des droits de l'homme.

La décision prise aujourd'hui par le Parlement turc d'autoriser la levée de l'immunité parlementaire d'un grand nombre de membres du Parlement constitue un sujet de grave préoccupation. Conformément aux recommandations internationales pertinentes, l'immunité doit s'appliquer à tous de manière non discriminatoire et les décisions relatives à la levée de l'immunité doivent être basées sur les éléments de fond de chaque cas, répondre à des critères transparents, et n'être soumises à aucune considération politique.


In a project being launched today, Enhancing State Responsiveness to Gender-Based Violence: Paying the True Costs, the National Shelter Movement (NSM) of South Africa joins forces with the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) Southern Africa to keep the spotlight squarely focused on domestic violence in South Africa and how government interventions meet the diverse needs of survivors.

Today's decision by the Turkish Parliament to permit the lifting of parliamentary immunity of a large number of Members of Parliament is a matter of serious concern. In line with relevant international recommendations, immunity must apply to all on a non-discriminatory basis and decisions on lifting immunity must be based on the merits of each specific case, according to transparent criteria and not subject to any political considerations.