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Amnesty International recommendations to the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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HE Lars Danielsson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the EU

HE Mikael Lindvall, Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Sweden in the Political and Security Committe of the EU

As the Swedish government prepares to assume the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU), Amnesty International calls on you to ensure that human rights are at the forefront of the Swedish presidency’s mandate. This presidency comes at a time of increased challenges in Europe, including the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and its implications for the international human rights system, backsliding on the rule of law, the growing anti-gender movement and a recrudescence of the disembarkation crisis, putting further in danger the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean.