Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015

Council of the EU
  • 20/06/2016
  • 12:00
  • Press release
  • 362/16
  • Justice
  • Foreign affairs & international relations
20/06/2016
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The Council adopted the thematic part of the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world in 2015.

The report underlines that 2015 has been a year of challenges for the EU and the international community at large, it describes the EU human rights approach to conflicts and crisis, how the EU addresses the main human rights and democracy challenges worldwide, and how human rights are mainstreamed throughout EU external policies, including trade and development cooperation.