LIBYA: EU MUST PRIORITIZE ENDING THE CYCLE OF IMPUNITY AND REFOCUS MIGRATION COOPERATION ON PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Amnesty International welcomes you to your role as High Representative / Vice President of the Commission (HR/VP). We were encouraged to hear of your willingness to engage with Amnesty International Spain, and look forward to continuing this dialogue on human rights with you at the European Union (EU) level through our Brussels office. We appreciate your statement during the European Parliament (EP) hearings that the HR/VP must be prepared to make proposals, take positions and go beyond the lowest common denominator. We strongly support your assertion that human rights are an integral part of EU foreign policy.
As foreign ministers prepare to discuss Libya at the upcoming Foreign Affairs Council, Amnesty International urge you to begin your mandate by placing accountability and the protection of human rights firmly at the center of EU efforts to support the Libyan political process and to address the situation of refugees and migrants.