Ensuring protection? The European Union and human rights defenders

This report presents Amnesty International’s assessment of the implementation of the European Union of Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders mainly during 2006 based on research carried out in relation to eight countries: Angola, China, Ethiopia, Iran, Mozambique, Russia, Tunisia and Turkey. The report examines the implementation of the Guidelines both in terms of concrete actions to support and protect HRDs as well as policy processes and procedures. In each section, Amnesty International presents its findings and makes recommendations towards EU institutions and member states. The report ends with a summary and conclusion.

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