Evaluating the E.U.'s Stand on Human Rights
  • Author(s): Zaid Mustafa Alvi
  • Paper ID: 1703772
  • Page: 153-171
  • Published Date: 23-08-2022
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 6 Issue 2 August-2022

European Union, an international institution that comprises 27 acceding countries and administering common economic, social and security policies that came into existence after the Treaty of Maastricht came into force in 1992. Previously, there were three different Communities in the E.C: the European Economic Community, the European Economic and Steel Community, and lastly, the European Atomic Energy Community. From the beginning, these institutions have established the enforcement of human rights within their jurisdiction. The 1997 Amsterdam Treaty additionally modified these sections and encouraged a better understanding of human rights' significance at the E.U. level. All member countries of the European Union are the Council members and bound by the European Convention on Human Rights. The internal policies and foreign policies of the European Union accords particular importance to the principles like human rights, global peace, and Democracy. The contribution of the E.U. in universalizing human rights in international fora cannot be denied. This paper aims at examining the position of the European Union on Human Rights.


European Union, Human Rights, ECHR, Democracy, Treaty of Lisbon, Maastricht Treaty


IRE Journals:
Zaid Mustafa Alvi "Evaluating the E.U.'s Stand on Human Rights" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 2 2022 Page 153-171

Zaid Mustafa Alvi "Evaluating the E.U.'s Stand on Human Rights" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(2)