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Africa and Europe are bound together by history, culture, geography, a common future, as well as by a community of values: the respect for human rights, freedom, equality, solidarity, justice, the rule of law and democracy as enshrined in the relevant international agreements and in the constitutive texts of our respective Unions.

The European Union – Ghana Anti-Corruption, Rule of Law and Accountability Programme (ARAP) was launched in Accra on 14 June 2016. It was launched on behalf of the Minister of Finance Mr. Seth Terkper by Ms Magdalene Apenteng, Director of Finance at the Ministry, in the presence of Ambassador William Hanna, Head of the EU in Ghana, the Acting Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, (CHRAJ), Mr. Quayson. Other dignitaries include Mr Jonny Osei Kofi, Deputy Chief of Staff, at the Office of the President, who chaired the event and Ms. Inma Zamora, Team leader for FIIAPP, the organisation that will help in the implementing ARAP.

Today, on the 16th of June a Press Conference was held at the Namibian Parliament on the main outcomes of the 31st session of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly held in Windhoek Namibia from 13-15 June 2016.

 


 

As a curtain-raiser to the 11th ASEM Summit in Mongolia, at which the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Asia-Europe Foundation's (ASEF) photo exhibition 'On the Go' will be displayed at the EEAS headquarters from 14 June to 16 July. 

Hundreds of thousands of persons worldwide are or have been subject to torture - in prisons, police stations, detention centres or elsewhere, in public or in secret.

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