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

At a Glance 07-12-2016

Just a few days after the UN's Human Rights Day, marked annually on 10 December, the European Parliament (EP) will debate its annual resolution on human rights and democracy at the December 2016 plenary session. Addressing the numerous pressures on human rights encountered in 2015, in its report, Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) calls on all the EU institutions and the Member States to place human rights at the centre of EU relations with all third countries. It calls upon the Member States to lead by example, by speaking with one voice in support of the indivisibility, interdependence, interrelation and universality of human rights and, in particular, by ratifying all UN international human rights instruments.