EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015: thematic part

Publication date: 2016

The report presents the EU activities regarding human riights and democracy in 2015: adoption of the new EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy (2015- 2019); activities of the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, appointed in 2012; EU instruments: Human Rights Guidelines, Human Rights Country Strategies, Human Rights Dialogues; EU at UN Human Rights Fora: EU-UN Partnership on Human Rights, 70th session of the UN General Assembly, Third Committee, United Nations Human Rights Council, sessions 28 to 30 and two special sessions, International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Labour Conference and Governing Body; European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). Furthermore, the report present the EU human rights approach to conflicts and crisis; addressing the main human rights and democracy challenges; human rights throughout EU external policies such as trade and development co-operation.

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