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The Sixth EU-South Africa Structured Dialogue Forum on Human Rights – Press Release

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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EUSR For Human Rights Mr. Eamon Gilmore Remarks at Launch of “Business and Human Rights in Ireland: Bencharking Firm Compliance with UN General Principles”, Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin

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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EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Mr. Eamon Gilmore’s Remarks at the Opening Ceremony of the Banjul Commission

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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The European Union and Cuba hold Human Rights Dialogue – Press Release

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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Statement by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights Mr. Eamon Gilmore at the High-Level side event of the LGBTI Core Group at the 74th UN General Assembly

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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Exchange of Views – DROI Committee, European Parliament

Exchange of views with Eamon Gilmore EU Special Representative for Human Rights DROI Committee, European Parliament  Brussels, 9 September 2019   Madame President and Members of the European Parliament, Thank you for the invitation to be with you today for this exchange of views, and especially for the honour to appear before you, so early…

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Ministerial to advance Religious Freedom

Ministerial to advance Religious Freedom Remarks by the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Mr. Eamon Gilmore   Washington, D.C., 18 July 2019     Excellencies and friends,   I wish to thank Vice-President Pence and Secretary Pompeo, as well as Ambassador at Large Brownback, for the honour to speak here, and for organising…

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