Civil society

Civil society

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.

Democracy

Democracy

Support for democratic societies, use of human rights in development policies, financial and technical assistance.

Election observation

Election observation

EU election observation missions, electoral assistance projects, become an election observer.

Torture and ill treatment

Torture and ill treatment

EU guidelines on torture prevention, reports on ill-treatment, EU-funded projects and partner organisations.

Death penalty

Death penalty

EU death penalty policy, guidelines and documents on global death penalty issues, UN funding against the death penalty.

Freedom of religion or belief

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

Supporting human rights defenders

EU guidelines on supporting human rights defenders, political actions, financial support.

Human rights in development

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

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.