democracy

Join the Swedish Government’s annual civil society forum

The Minister for International Development Cooperation Peter Eriksson is welcoming you to join the conversation between September 14 at 15.00 and September 16 (CET) on the shrinking democratic space. Government ministers and civil society members will also discuss what we can do to support the poorest and most vulnerable who are hard hit by the…

Stavros Lambrinidis

“If You Want to Fight Terrorism, Then Support Human Rights Around the World”

The EU’s Special Representative for Human Rights, Stavros Lambrinidis, passionately defended human rights during the 11th annual Anna Lindh Lecture. “If you want to fight terrorism,” he said, “then support human rights around the world. This is part of the reason why the EU so strongly supports human rights. And it’s not soft policy, rather…