With this document Amnesty International presents specific recommendations, achievable within a six-month EU presidency, on a range of pressing human rights issues where the Czech Republic is uniquely placed to effect change.
These include offering assistance to the United States to close its detention center at Guantánamo Bay at the very first EU-US Summit with the new US administration. The Czech Republic will also have a determinant role in ensuring that human rights are at the core of the new Action Plan between the EU and Israel.
The Czech Republic’s domestic experience on Roma social exclusion is another area where the new Presidency can contribute in a practical way to the elaboration of an EU framework strategy.
Amnesty International hopes that the Czech Presidency will, by implementing these recommendations, reaffirm the EU’s role in protecting human rights in Europe and the world.
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