21st EU-NGO Forum 2019 Human Rights: Building a Fair Environmental Future EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Opening Remarks “The interdependence of Human Rights and the Environment” 3 December 2019     Good morning everyone. It is a great pleasure to be with you today to open this 21st Forum, which is my…

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Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe –CCBE Plenary Session, Brussels  EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore “The Universality of the Rule of Law” 29 November 2019   Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to with you here today at your Plenary Session. Thank you for the invitation.…

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The sixth EU-South Africa Structured Dialogue Forum on Human Rights took place on Tuesday 26th of November 2019 in Brussels. As Strategic Partners, South Africa and the European Union, share a commitment to democracy, human rights, good governance, tolerance and respect for the rule of law. Our cooperation at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels aims…

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8th November, Dublin Good afternoon everyone. It is a great pleasure to be with you here today. Thank you for the invitation. The study before us today is a welcome contribution to the operationalisation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, on how compliance of the Principles is working at a very…

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21 October 2019, Banjul Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, Isatou Touray, Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Honourable Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Honourable Justice Oré, President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Honourable Goitseone Nanikie Nkwe, Chairperson of the African Committee…

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EU and Cuba hold Human Rights Dialogue 3 October 2019, Brussels On 3 October, the EU and Cuba held their second formal Human Rights Dialogue in Brussels under the EU-Cuba Agreement on Political Dialogue and Cooperation (PDCA).The dialogue provides a structured framework to discuss openly and in a constructive way the human rights situation in…

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74th UN General Assembly, New York 24 September 2019 Ending hate speech against LGBTI people in social and traditional media  “Words can be weapons” In social media mobbing, attacks and harassment against LGBTI persons has increased because of the anonymity internet provides. When whole groups in societies are being “mobbed” it becomes dangerous and words…

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