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The death penalty and the EU’s fight against it

The European Union is strongly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances, and fighting it is a foremost priority of its external human rights policy. While most countries in the world have abolished capital punishment, death sentences continue to be handed down and carried out in a number of countries. Continue reading

The EU strongly opposes the death penalty

On 10 October 2017, the world celebrates the 15th anniversary of the International Day against the Death Penalty – a good opportunity to highlight what the EU – as a front line diplomatic actor and donor to the cause – does to oppose the death penalty, and also have a look at the situation regarding the death penalty in the world. Continue reading

EU’s opposition to the death penalty

Citizens write to the European Parliament to express their concerns about the death penalty still being applied in countries around the world. Some enquire about the position of the Parliament on the death penalty; others call on the EU to intervene in individual cases. 4 language versions available in PDF format EN: EU’s opposition to … Continue reading

Pakistan: human rights situation

Written by Jacques Lecarte Human rights abuse is one of the most complex and challenging issues in Pakistan today. The EU has expressed concerns about the human rights situation and monitors events closely. The European Parliament is worried about the sharp increase in sectarian violence and religious intolerance, as well as the continuing repression of … Continue reading

Azerbaijan: Human rights situation

Written by Jacques Lecarte Azerbaijan is considered by many international NGOs to be an authoritarian country in which civil and political rights are severely restricted and frequently violated. The EU may soon be ready to agree on a Strategic Modernisation Partnership with Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, the Council and the EP have stressed deep concerns about the … Continue reading

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