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HRDN’s statement: How to make the European Parliament a more visible, consistent and coherent actor in defending human rights and democracy worldwide

Following the European Parliament elections, new members will take their seats within different parliamentary Committees. The Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) believes that this is a timely moment to share recommendations, which would ensure that the European Parliament (EP) will be an important actor in defending democratic governance and human rights worldwide, notably through its Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). With the backlash against human rights, the shrinking space for civil society and attacks on human rights defenders in many countries, the EP must be more efficient than ever in defending EU values.

Read more: HRDN paper 2019_ EP_ Defending human rights and democracy worldwide

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