FRAME Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies

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Work Package 10

a) Name

WP10: Human Rights Violations in Conflicts

b) Short description / objectives

The aims of WP10 are:
    • To survey and analyse contemporary human rights violations, especially against vulnerable groups, within the context of conflicts among and within states, between and within communities and their link with historical and cultural factors examined in WP 2 and with the role of non-state actors as perpetrators of new forms of violence and war;
    • To examine the relationship between the protection of human rights, international humanitarian law and the law of humanitarian assistance, with a focus on vulnerable groups in society (e.g., children, internally displaced persons and refugees);
    • To analyse the relationship between the protection of human rights and promoting democracy and international criminal law and the extent to which the application of international criminal law contributes to the promotion of democracy in post-conflict situations;
    • To assess the integration of human rights, humanitarian law and democracy/rule of law principles and tools into EU CSDP policy and missions;
    • To assess, in coordination with WP 5, the complementarity of EU action in the area of CSDP with the relevant security/ defence actions of other multilateral actors on various policy levels (UN, regional);
    • To formulate policy recommendations on how to foster the coherence and efficiency of the EU external policy related to all phases of crisis and conflicts to prevent and overcome violence through the integration of human rights, humanitarian law and democracy/rule of law principles.

c) Work Package Leader

Research Group Human Rights and Globalisation, Department of Law, University of Seville (USE)

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