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EU Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Union's Human rights & Democratisation Policy - activities of the EU relating to human rights.

EU limits Cambodia's preferential access to EU market over human rights
The EU Commission withdrew part of the tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the 'Everything But Arms' trade scheme due to "serious and systematic" violations of human rights principles.

EU reports on application of fundamental rights charter
The European Commission published its annual Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Thursday, outlining EU initiatives taken in 2016 to strengthen fundamental rights.

Euro-MPs back new compensation rights for bus, coach and boat travellers
European bus, coach and boat passengers would have the same compensation rights as air passengers under proposals put forward by the European Parliament's transport committee today.

EU proposes stronger measures against human trafficking
The European Commission today proposed new rules to step up the fight against trafficking in human beings. The new proposal will help to combat modern slavery by ensuring consistency of national rules on crimes and penalties, better assistance for victims and tougher action to prosecute criminals responsible for trafficking.