The present study analyses the use of the political instruments for the protection of Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law under the Partnership Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the African-Caribbean–Pacific (ACP) countries embedded in the Cotonou Agreement: the consultations under article 96, intensified and regular political dialogue. It briefly outlines the legal provisions of the revised treaty, reviews recent practice, and looks into the involvement of civil society and parliamentary bodies in the political dialogue.
human rights, Cotonou Agreement, African-Caribbean–Pacific, EU
African Studies | International Relations | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
EXPO/B/DROI/2007/20 PE 381.397
European Parliament, Directorate-General External Policies
City or Country
PORTELA, Clara, "Political Dialogue and Human Rights in the Framework of the Cotonou Agreement" (2007). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 1684.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1684