Human rights constitute a journey and a work-in-progress, as much for the Union itself, as for its partners around the world.
This EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World [4 MB] tells the story of that journey in 2010. It charts the EU’s human rights work in its relations with other countries, both in its formal dialogues and in its practical, direct assistance. It also reviews the Union’s work in multilateral forums, especially the UN, in trying to establish and entrench human rights as indivisible and universal. We remain absolutely committed to strengthening this work.