Human Rights

  • Hélène Tigroudja, elected to the Human Rights Committee

    France welcomes Mrs Hélène Tigroudja for her election to the Human Rights Council (2019-2022) which plays a central role in promoting and protecting fundamental rights at the global level.

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  • Human trafficking

    France is preoccupied by the trafficking in persons in conflicts situations. A UN Security Council open debate organized on Tuesday 21 November 2017 addressed this issue.

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  • Protection of humanitarian and medical personnel

    Preventing humanitarian and medical personnel from taking care of people living in conflicts zones is more and more used as a weapon of war. In view of the persistence of acts of violence and other impediments to access to medical care in situations of armed conflict against humanitarian and health personnel organized on 31 October a ministerial meeting on this issue.

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  • Children and armed conflicts

    More than 230 millions of children are living in countries or areas affected by armed conflicts. France put the issue of children and armed conflicts at the agenda of its Security Council presidency, by organizing a public debate on 31 October 2017 with its Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian.

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  • Protection of civilians

    Civilians Fleeing Fighting Seek Refuge at UNMISS Compound, Bor, South Sudan 18 December 2013 - UN Photo/Hailemichael Gebrekrstos
    Today civilians account for the vast majority of the casualties in armed conflict. (...)

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  • Protection of Human Rights

    Human rights are the fundations of the French Republic and its foreign policy.
    Human rights are inalienable to all human beings, whatever their nationality, whatever their gender, ethnic or national origin, colour, (...)

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