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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:</b>

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News & Views

Podcast Episode – The European Lens with Frances Fitzgerald, Member of the European Parliament: ‘The EU’s Role in Promoting Human Rights’

June 4, 2021

EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, participates at the European Parliament event: Last Chance for Justice, a short documentary film about prominent human rights defender from Kyrgyzstan, Mr Azimjan Askarov

June 4, 2021

Keynote Address – The Africa regional launch event for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

June 1, 2021

“Why Truth & Justice Matter in Colombia” – Webinar co-hosted by ABColombia, Christian Aid Ireland and the Transitional Justice Institute of Ulster University

May 12, 2021

Keynote Address – The Asia Pacific Regional Launch for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

May 7, 2021

Keynote Address at University of Notre Dame – Northern Ireland and Colombian Peace Accords: Insights on Negotiations, Design and Implementation for Sustainable Peacebuilding

May 6, 2021

Keynote Address at the International Conference on the Death Penalty – Portuguese Presidency of the European Union

May 4, 2021

Opening Remarks – Galway Business and Human Rights Symposium 2021: Taking Stock, Looking Forward, 29 April 2021

April 29, 2021

Keynote Address – The Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia Regional Launch Event for the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024

April 20, 2021

Remarks at Public Session of 68th Ordinary Session of the African Commission for Human and People’s Rights

April 14, 2021