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COST Action: Human Rights, Peace and Security in the EU Foreign Policy

The COST Action “Human Rights, Peace and Security in EU Foreign Policy” started at the 5th annual conference of the AHRI network, which was arranged by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. The COST Action aimed to develop recommendations for changes in the European foreign policy with respect to human rights, peace and security. According to the Memorandum of Understanding agreed by AHRI and COST, AHRI presented the outcome of its research at the beginning of 2009.
Working groups have been set up in order to examine four topics in detail:
• Securing peace
• International courts
• Development cooperation
• The UNHCHR and other parts of the UN human rights programme and the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities.
The annual AHRI meeting 2008, which also was the final conference in the framework of the COST Action A28, took place in Utrecht, Netherlands in February 2009.

Persons involved: 

Management Committee Member: Manfred Nowak
BIM COST participants: Julia Kozma, Roland Schmidt, Karin Lukas

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Lead Organisation: 
COST Office, Studieen Informatiecentrum Mensenrechten (SIM), NL
Partner organisations: 
Association of Human Rights Institutes
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Funded by: 
European Commission – Research Framework Programme European Science Foundation
Human Dignity and Public Security