Civil society organisations include all non-State, not-for-profit, non-partisan and non-violent structures that pursue shared objectives and ideals, whether political, cultural, social or economic.
Support for democratic societies, use of human rights in development policies, financial and technical assistance.
EU election observation missions, electoral assistance projects, become an election observer.
Torture and ill treatment
EU guidelines on torture prevention, reports on ill-treatment, EU-funded projects and partner organisations.
EU death penalty policy, guidelines and documents on global death penalty issues, UN funding against the death penalty.
Freedom of religion or belief
The right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, more commonly referred to as the right to freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental right of every human being.
Supporting human rights defenders
EU guidelines on supporting human rights defenders, political actions, financial support.
Human rights in development
The EU has a firm political commitment to integrate human rights principles into EU operational activities for development.
Economic, social and cultural rights
In a world where a large part of the population is suffering from hunger every day and is lacking access to safe drinking water, to health services or adequate housing, the importance of a strong commitment to the full realisation of economic, social and cultural rights becomes self-evident.