International Conference on the Future of Human Rights

International Conference on the Future of Human Rights and the Fight Against Impunity Organised by Fight Impunity Organisation and the European Parliamentary Research Service, with the participation of No Peace without Justice Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Thursday, 16 June 2022   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   It is a…

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EU-Bahrain Conference: Freedom of Religion and Belief

EU-Bahrain Conference ‘Broadening the Tent: Freedom of Religion and Belief’  Closing Remarks by the EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, Wednesday, 1 June 2022   Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon everyone. It is a privilege to address this conference and I regret that I could not be with you in person. I warmly welcome…

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Supporting Afghan Nationals: A Roundtable with Afghan Parliamentarians

Afghan girl

Parliamentarians for Global Action Roundtable ‘Supporting Afghan Nationals on the Ground and in Exile: A conversation with Afghan Parliamentarian and their counterparts’ Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Monday, 30 May 2022   Thank you very much. It is a great pleasure to be here with you today and I…

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Open letter to imprisoned journalists and media workers in Belarus

Belarusian journalists in prison

21 May 2022, Brussels Dear Belarusian journalists and media workers, (in Belarusian below) On this day, we remember Vitold Ashurak, and call for an enquiry into the circumstances and cause of his death in prison. On this day also, the European Union remembers your own imprisonment and suffering. We wish to assure you that we…

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20th Civil Society Forum: Reflections on the Global Human Rights Environment

Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, 20th Civil Society Forum “Reflections on the Global Human Rights Environment” Keynote Address by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Wednesday 27 April 2022 Watch the video recording here (12.00-27.30) CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Minister, Ambassadors Byrne-Nason and Gaffey, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Firstly, I want…

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71st session of African Commission for Human and People’s Rights 

Opening Remarks at Public Session of 71st Ordinary Session of the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights  Delivered by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore 21 April 2022 Madame Chairperson, Honourable Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Gambia, Honourable Commissioner Bankole Adeoye, Honourable Members of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’…

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Media Freedom – Uganda Media Challenge Initiative

Remarks by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore – Event on Media Freedom Venue: Media Challenge Initiative, Kampala   Watch the full video recording here.   Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, Thank you all for the warm welcome to the home of the Media Challenge Initiative this afternoon. It is a great pleasure…

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HRC49 Side Event: Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders Online

49th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC49) EU – US Trade and Technology Council Side Event: ‘Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders Online’ Remarks by the EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Tuesday 29 March 2022   Watch the video recording here. CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Madam Moderator, Acting Assistant Secretary Peterson, Permanent Representative…

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