BRIEF CONSIDERATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

  • Anton Bota-Moisin University of Pitesti
  • Elise Valcu

Abstract

Abstract: The European Union considers human rights as universal and indivisible. Therefore, it promotes and defends them actively both internally and in relations with third countries. Meanwhile, the EU does not seek to undermine the authority of national governments in this area. To promote human rights worldwide, the EU focuses on four areas: strengthening democracy, good governance and the rule of law (supporting political pluralism, press freedom and the proper functioning of the judiciary system);abolishment of death penalty in the countries where this still applies; the fight against torture through preventive measures ( training and forming of the police force) and the fight against discrimination and racism by guaranteeing the civil and political rights of the individuals. The EU policy on Human Rights focuses on civil, political, economical, social and cultural rights while also seeking to promote the rights of women and children as well as those of minorities and displaced persons. The EU’s priorities include efforts to stop human trafficking, especially women and children trafficking. Key Words: human dignity, values, fundamental rights, international and European legislation.

Author Biography

Anton Bota-Moisin, University of Pitesti
Prof. Univ. Dr.
Published
2011-12-10
How to Cite
BOTA-MOISIN, Anton; VALCU, Elise. BRIEF CONSIDERATIONS ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES IN THE EUROPEAN UNION. Anales Universitatis Apulensis Series Jurisprudentia, [S.l.], n. 14, dec. 2011. ISSN 1514-4075. Available at: <http://journals.uab.ro/index.php/auaj/article/view/113>. Date accessed: 16 dec. 2017.