EU committed to Human Rights


On 27 February 2017, the Council adopted conclusions on EU priorities at United Nations human rights fora in 2017.

The conclusions reaffirm the EU’s strong commitment to the United Nations human rights system. The EU will remain actively engaged at the UN Human Rights Council and the Third Committee of the General Assembly to defend and promote the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of human rights. The EU will continue to draw the attention of these fora to human rights violations and abuses worldwide, and to the need for accountability and efforts to fight impunity. It will also seek to highlight positive experiences where action was taken to prevent or remedy human rights violations and abuses.

These Council conclusions are adopted on a yearly basis. They set out the main lines of action for the EU at UN human rights fora in the coming months.

Meanwhile there are reports on US administration considering the departure from the UN Human Rights Council.



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