Six suggestions on how to combat the violations of human rights

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Firstly advocating accession by as many countries as possible to the UN Convention against Torture, and support by as many countries as possible for the UN resolution on the death penalty; supporting the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P). This principle lays down what needs to be done when a state fails to respond to massive atrocities on its territory, and when the international community has a duty to intervene, for example through coercive measures or sanctions. Regional organisations like the African Union play an indispensable role in this regard; Support the system of international criminal justice. For example, we make forensic experts available who gather evidence for international criminal proceedings.Also presses in the EU for national criminal justice systems to be linked to the international system. And we should be working towards an international convention on mutual legal assistance and extradition in cases of international crimes like terrorism or piracy.

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