EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

At a Glance 08-03-2023

The European Union guidelines on human rights defenders, adopted in 2004 and revised in 2008, establish a framework and instruments for protecting human rights activists in third countries. During the March I plenary session, Members will debate their implementation, on the basis of an own-initiative assessment report from Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. Later in the session, the Council and Commission are due to make statements on the specific situation of human rights defenders working on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.