Policy paper: Landmark revision of the EU's human rights and democracy policy 2012

Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, a member of the Civic Solidarity Platform, invites you to read a policy paper on the EU policy in the area of human rights and democracy. It has been prepared by dr Małgorzata Górska.

The Council of the European Union adopted in June this year a package of the revised EU human rights and democracy policy consisting of 1) the EU Strategic Framework providing a vision and basics guiding EU actions in this field; 2) an Action Plan listing specific activities to be undertaken by different EU actors within the given timeframes in order to put the Strategic Framework into practice in the first implementation phase; and 3) a decision on the appointment of a first ever thematic EU Special Representative on Human Rights (EUSR HR) to enhance the visibility and importance of human rights and democracy in EU external relations.

Dr Małgorzata Górska is a human rights expert specialising in the EU’s foreign policy in this field, with experience in human rights policy formulation and implementation in the European Commission and the External Action Service. She cooperates as a consultant with the “Europe of Human Rights” Programme of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.