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How to make the European Parliament
a more visible, consistent and coherent actor in defending human rights and democracy worldwide
HRDN paper 2019_ EP_ Defending human rights and democracy worldwide

 

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 …

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HRDN position – A rights based approach to resilience

HRDN calls on the EU institutions to recognise explicitly that a resilient society is a democratic one in which there is a vibrant civil society which enjoys an enabling environment for its activities and in which all individuals without exception enjoy all their rights and freedoms under a robust rule …

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HRDN Statement on EU Global Strategy

HRDN takes note of the Global Strategy presented to the Member States which recognises the importance of civil society as a partner in defending fundamental freedoms; that human rights violations as a root cause of violence and instability; and the importance of democracy for resilient societies. We note the aspiration …

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#Stand4HRDs Update on Leyla Yunus

On 9 December 2015, Leyla Yunus was released from detention and her 8.5-year prison sentence on charges of fraud and tax evasion was converted into a 5-year suspended sentence, following a decision by the Baku City Court of Appeal on the basis of a request from her lawyers with reference …

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