Ten years on: the EU must reinforce action on Human Rights Defenders

13/06/2014 – Saturday 14 June is the ten year anniversary of the adoption of the European Union (EU) Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)1, committing the EU and its member states to support and assist HRDs within the framework of the Union’s external relations policy. On this anniversary, Amnesty International calls on the EU and its member states to take stock of the effectiveness of the Guidelines, and to renew their commitment to translate them into meaningful action in support of HRDs.