"Crises, poverty and many attempts worldwide to shrink the space of civil society require all our attention and efforts on human rights. We face everyday the dramatic situation of people oppressed and forced to flee from conflicts, of women struggling to defend their dignity and their rights,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/07/2015
On Monday 18 May the EU took the decision to create a naval force to disrupt human smugglers in the Mediterranean which will form part of a wider approach to saving lives at sea. The joint meeting of Foreign and Defence Ministers also discussed common security and defence policy and set out ways to
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 19/05/2015
High Representative Federica Mogherini spoke to the UN Security Council in New York about the crisis of migrants in the Mediterranean on Monday 11th May. "We are here to share with you the urgent need to face the tragedies unfolding in the Mediterranean" she said. "We are here to act
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 12/05/2015
On 9th December Razan Zaitouneh, the prominent human rights defender and 2011 Sakharov Prize Laureate for Freedom of Thought was kidnapped along with three of her colleagues. One year on, as they remain without a trace, activists and politicians from around the world call for their release.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/12/2014