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Letter to Baroness Ashton: As political space shrinks in Burundi, the EU must ... (05/08/2014) Ahead of Burundi’s 2015 presidential, legislative and communal elections, Amnesty International’s report, 'Burundi: Locked down: A shrinking of political space', documents increasing violations of individuals’ rights to freedom of association and peaceful assembly, including the harassment and intimidation of critical voices by the Government of Burundi.

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Vice-President of the European Commission

Koen Vervaeke, Senior Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region, EEAS
Erminia Notarangelo, Head of Division, Central Africa and Great Lakes, EEAS
Francesca Cardona, Desk Officer Burundi, EEAS
Council Working Group on Human Rights (COHOM)
Council Working Group on Africa (COAFR)

Letter to President Juncker: A five point plan for human rights (17/07/2014) One of our primary hopes for the future is that you will be an EU champion for human rights through leading by example and ensuring that all Commissioners use their political power and all available instruments to hold EU member states to account when failing to uphold EU legislation to the detriment of the enjoyment of human rights within the EU.

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

EU must address use of prolonged solitary confinement in the United States (17/07/2014) The United States (US) government’s callous and dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country’s only federal super-maximum security (supermax) prison amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is in violation of international law.

Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP)


James Morrison, Head of Cabinet, HRVP
Christophe Parisot, Cabinet, HRVP
Suvi Seppäläinen, Cabinet, HRVP
Fernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of Division, US & Canada, EEAS
Ana Isabel Sanchez Ruiz, International Relations Officer, USA & Canada, EEAS
Nicole Reckinger, Human Rights Division, EEAS
Friederike Tschampa, Human Rights Division, EEAS
Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative on Human Rights
Bert Theuermann, Chair, COHOM
João Vale de Almeida, Head of Delegation, EU Delegation to the United States

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