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What’s next to strengthen Europe’s role in protecting human rights?

What’s next to strengthen Europe’s role in protecting human rights?

Calendar from 07/12/2023 to 13/12/2023

The Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe and the European Parliamentary Association are pleased to invite you to a debate in French and English (without interpretation) entitled: "What's next to strengthen Europe's role in protecting human rights? ". This event will take place on Tuesday, December 12, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at the headquarters of the European Parliamentary Association, at 76 Allée de la Robertsau, in Strasbourg.

The debate will be followed by a cocktail.

Two speakers (Bernard Guetta and Christophe Poirel) will speak in French, one speaker (Stella Ronner) will speak in English.

This event takes place between two important dates: on December 10, we will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, while on December 13, in the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Spirit will be awarded to Jina Mahsa Amini and the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement in Iran.

In this context, we want to discuss how the European Union and the Council of Europe can strengthen their role in the protection of human rights in the years to come, in a world increasingly marked by conflicts.

We will have the pleasure of welcoming three speakers who are very involved in this issue:

- Bernard Guetta, French MEP (Renaissance List), he is a member of the Renew Europe group and is one of the Vice-Presidents of the Human Rights Sub-Committee;

- Stella Ronner-Grubačić, Deputy Director-General for Values and Multilateral Relations and EU Ambassador for Gender and Diversity at the European External Action Service;

- Christophe Poirel, Director of Human Rights at the Council of Europe.

The following questions will be addressed: What significance does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights still have for the EU's actions in the area of human rights protection? How can the Council of Europe and the EU improve their cooperation in this area? How can a peace-oriented entity such as the European Union ensure that its voice is heard in a world increasingly marked by conflict and human rights violations?

Follow the link to register!