India, Eu Agree To Protect Freedom Of Civil Society, Including Human Rights Defenders And Journalists
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India and the European Union (EU) on Friday held the 10th round of meeting on human rights. The meeting agreed to protect the freedoms and diversity of civil society, including human rights defenders and journalists. The two sides also discussed freedom of expression on both online and offline platforms, the government said in a statement. India and the European Union reiterated their commitment to protect and promote all human rights. In this context, the universality of human rights was emphasized on both sides in the form of open and democratic societies.
These issues were also discussed
India and the European Union exchanged views on civil and political rights, rights of persons belonging to minorities and vulnerable groups, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, women’s empowerment, children’s rights, rights of homosexuals. In addition, both sides emphasized the rights of migrants, the use of technology in the fields of democracy and human rights, security and human rights issues, trade, cooperation in public health, and humanitarian assistance.
India and EU to hold next human rights talks in 2023
India and the European Union reiterated their commitment to the shared principles and values of democracy, freedom, rule of law and respect for human rights. India and the European Union will hold the next human rights dialogue in 2023.