Council approves the EU human rights guidelines on non-discrimination in external action

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The Council of the European Union adopted in March 2019 a set of conclusions approving the EU human rights guidelines on non-discrimination in external action.

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The Council of the European Union adopted on 18 March 2019 a set of human rights guidelines on non-discrimination in external action. These deliver on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy while complementing the operational tools of the European Commission for development cooperation in the context of the 'EU Rights-based approach to Development Cooperation – encompassing all human rights' (RBA).

The Human Rights Guidelines on Non-discrimination provide conceptual and operational guidance for the EU Human Rights Policy in external action. They draw on and explain the EU’s and the international human rights standards and norms on the prohibition of discrimination and on the promotion of non-discrimination. They also give clear political lines to EU institutions and officials and EU Member States to be used in cooperation and contacts with third countries, international organisations and civil society organisations.

Source Link https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2019/03/18/human-rights-council-approves-the-eu-human-rights-guidelines-on-non-discrimination-in-external-action/
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EU Human Rights Guidelines on Non-Discrimination in External Action http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-6337-2019-INIT/en/pdf

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