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From 25 February to 22 March 2019 the 40th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC40) will take place in Geneva. The EU stands united as a staunch supporter of the UN Human Rights system and will continue to actively uphold, defend and promote its values throughout 2019 as a priority of our
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 22/02/2019
The indictments announced yesterday against Osman Kavala and 15 others raise questions as to the adherence of the Turkish judiciary to international and European standards. Using the 2013 Gezi Park protests to seek life sentences lacks credibility, creates a climate of fear and discourages peaceful
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 21/02/2019
The Good Human Rights Stories Initiative was officially launched in Geneva on 13 February, in the presence of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis, and President of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck.
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the UN in Geneva - Publication date: 20/02/2019
The Council today adopted conclusions on EU priorities in UN human rights fora in 2019. It reaffirms the EU's commitment to promoting and protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law, which also play a key role in ensuring peace and sustainable security.
Author: EEAS Press Team - Publication date: 18/02/2019
On International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, renewed the commitment of the EU and the UN to work together to end the recruitment and use of children in conflict
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 12/02/2019
“One day they come and get you in groups. I was the oldest one. I remember it as if it were yesterday. There were at least six persons on me, because I was imploring, I didn’t want to. I was convinced that I would die. I was 9 years old…”, one victim relates. The pain… the horror… more than 200
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 06/02/2019
Every girl and woman has the right to live a life free of violence and pain. And yet, more than 200 million women and girls across the world have been forced to undergo the painful and traumatic practice of Female Genital Mutilation, including 500,000 living in Europe. Millions more girls are at
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 05/02/2019
Remembrance is an individual and collective responsibility, particularly in times when antisemitism rises again, [...] inside and outside Europe. So, more than ever, we have the duty to 'remain vigilant' against all forms of racism and discrimination, old and new, to react and to act.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 25/01/2019