Responsible Business Alliance Annual Conference

Responsible Business Alliance Annual Conference Address by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore   Thank you to the Responsible Business Alliance for the invitation to address you today to talk about what the EU is doing on business and human rights. Business and human rights has become more important in recent years;…

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EuroMed Rights 25th Anniversary Conference

EuroMed Rights 25th Anniversary Conference Keynote Speech by EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Thursday, 13 October 2022, Brussels   CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Good morning everyone. It is probably my political background, that I prefer to speak standing up. I don’t know what it is about politicians speaking standing up, maybe it is the instinct…

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Protect Defenders Annual Meeting

ProtectDefenders.eu Annual Meeting “The Human Rights Defenders Movement at a crossroad” Welcome Address by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Tuesday, 27 September 2022   Thank you Antoine [Bernard] and thank you to ProtectDefenders.eu for inviting me to talk with you this morning. Welcome to Brussels, the capital of Belgium of course,…

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Working together to stop Internet shutdowns

EU-OHCHR webinar ‘Working together to stop Internet shutdowns’ Opening remarks by the EUSR for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Monday, 26 September 2022, 13.30 CET   Recoding available here (2:12-9:36) CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Thank you very much, Peggy [Hicks]. Good afternoon to everybody. It is a pleasure to be with you on this online event tackling…

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UN General Assembly High Level Week – Minority Rights

UN General Assembly High Level Week 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities Statement by the European Union delivered by Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights 21 September 2022  (Watch video recording below) I have the honour of…

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Global State of Human Rights conference

Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights Organised by the European Parliament and Global Campus of Human Rights Remarks by the EU Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore Saturday 16 July 2022, Venice, Italy   Watch the video recording here (from 09:32:00 to 09:45:25) CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY   Thank you very much…

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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

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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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