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Other Acts P6_TA-PROV (2013)0179 (18/04/2013)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on the impact of the financial and economic crisis on human rights

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 04/18/2013

Subject: The European Parliament reiterates its strong determination to defend and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms as a core principle of the European Union's foreign policy and underpinning all other policies; it condemns the fact that the human rights have been under attack in a number of countries since the crisis began; it insists on the fact that the response to the crisis must include internationally coordinated multilateral cooperation at both the regional and the inter-regional levels with a strong human rights-based approach at its core; it recalls the duty of governments to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, including economic and social rights, as well as digital freedoms, at all times, as stated in international human rights law; it calls on governments to guard against all forms of discrimination and to ensure basic human rights for all; it stresses that the Commission should include human rights provisions in impact assessments for legislative and non-legislative proposals, implementing measures, and trade and investment agreements that have a significant economic, social and environmental impact.

Classification: General theme

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