We are witnessing a mounting pressure on independent Egyptian civil society organisations, in particular human rights organisations and defenders. The recent imposition of travel bans, asset freezes and the summoning of human rights defenders are not in line with Egypt's commitments to promote and respect human rights and fundamental freedoms as guaranteed by its Constitution and enshrined in the EU-Egypt Association Agreement, which is the basis for our partnership.
On Sunday 20 March 2016, the people of Senegal approved by referendum a reform of the country’s constitution. Voting was carried out peacefully and without disturbance, attesting to the electorate’s deep commitment to democratic principles.
Le dimanche 20 mars 2016, le peuple sénégalais a voté en faveur d'une réforme de la Constitution par voie de référendum. Ce scrutin s'est déroulé dans le calme et la sérénité, confirmant l'attachement profond des électeurs auxprincipes démocratiques.
In a year which marks its 10th anniversary, the Human Rights Council clearly continues to play a paramount role in the UN human rights system. It is a crucial forum in which the EU defends and promotes the universality, indivisibility, and interdependence of human rights.
Despite many calls, Ukranian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has been sentenced yesterday.
We continue to add our voices to the many others worldwide calling on the Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadiya Savchenko, on humanitarian grounds, and in keeping with the "Package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk agreements" and the commitment therein to release all hostages and detained persons related to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.