Council Conclusions on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024
Yesterday, the Council of the EU approved its Conclusions on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024. As reported in this previous news alert, the Action Plan sets out the EU’s level of ambition and priorities in this field in its relations with all third countries, giving the EU a stronger global voice, and takes into account the digital age and climate change.
In its Conclusions, the Council endorses the Action Plan and expresses its concern about the increasingly negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law, deepening pre-existing inequalities and increasing pressure on persons in vulnerable situations.
The Conclusions are available here.