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Other Acts P8_TA-PROV(2016)0502 (14/12/2016)

Type: Acts of the European Union: European Parliament Resolution on the Annual Report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter 2015

Authority: European Authorities - European Union: European Parliament

Date: 12/14/2016

Subject: The European Parliament expresses its serious concern that the promotion and protection of human rights and democratic values are under threat worldwide, and that the universality of human rights is seriously being challenged in many parts of the world, including under authoritarian regimes as well as by terrorist groups; it expresses its serious concern at the numerous, ever-increasing attempts made to shrink the space of civil society; it stresses firmly that the EU is committed to a CFSP and to all other policies with an external dimension founded on the advancement of democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity, and respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and international human rights and humanitarian law; reiterates that these principles are also intrinsic to external action beyond the CFSP, including development and humanitarian policies; it calls on all the EU institutions and the Member States to act on their commitments to promote democracy and the rule of law, protect and realise human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the right to development by all peaceful means, and to place human rights at the centre of the EU’s relations with all third countries – including its strategic partners – and at all levels

Classification: General theme

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