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EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Eamon Gilmore is the EU Special Representative for Human Rights. Eamon took up his duties on 1 March 2019 and has been appointed initially for two years.

The tasks of the Special Representative for Human Rights are to enhance the effectiveness and visibility of EU human rights policy. The Special Representative has a broad, flexible mandate, which provides the possibility of adapting to evolving geopolitical circumstances. The Special Representative works closely with the European External Action Service, which provides full support to his work.

As former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ireland, Eamon had government responsibility for the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement, including its core human rights provisions. Since October 2015, he has been the High Representative's Special Envoy for the Colombian Peace Process. His work and contribution to the peace process were greatly appreciated by all sides.

COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2019/346 of 28 February 2019 appointing the European Union Special Representative for Human Rights: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019D0346&from=EN</b>

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EUSR for Human Rights Remarks at the 48th Session of the UN Human Rights Council – Side Event “Addressing the adverse impact of Climate Change on the full and effective enjoyment of Human Rights”

September 15, 2021

Laying down the law in times of armed conflict

September 8, 2021

“The Hard Shoulder Highlights” – Radio Interview of the EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, on Afghanistan

August 27, 2021

Remarks by the EUSR for Human Rights at the High-Level Event on the Global Action Plan on Human Rights Defenders and Civic Space of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

July 1, 2021

EUSR for Human Rights remarks at the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and the Aid to the Church in Need – Online webinar on Targeting vulnerable religious communities through sexual exploitation of women

June 30, 2021

40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights – Intervention in session 3 on “The contributions of the African Charter to international human rights law and practice”

June 28, 2021

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, 47th UN Human Rights Council – side event

June 24, 2021

Keynote Address by the EUSR for Human Rights at the 7th ISA Joint Human Rights Conference on Human Rights and Foreign Policy

June 15, 2021

Keynote Address – The Middle East and North Africa Regional Launch Event for the EU Action Plan On Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

June 14, 2021

Opening statement by EUSR Gilmore at the virtual event “Key-topics in current challenges for IHL”, organised by the Portuguese Presidency of the Working Party on Public International Law (COJUR) and co-hosted by the ICRC

June 8, 2021