Letter to President Van Rompuy: EU must keep human rights at the centre of the regions’ partnership

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Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

15/10/2014 – At the forthcoming Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on 16-17 October 2014, Amnesty International calls on the European Union (EU) and its member states, in particular the Italian Presidency, to ensure that human rights remain at the centre of all bilateral and multilateral dialogue between Asia and the EU. In line with EU and member state commitments, the promotion and protection of human rights must be at the core of all EU external action and of all issues addressed at the ASEM, including trade, energy, security and development policies.