At the European Union level, we work on agenda-setting and influencing the relevant decision-making bodies of the EU – both in terms of its internal policy for member states, and also as an important actor inter-governmental fora.
EU guidelines are a strong political signal of its priorities of human rights policy vis-à-vis third countries, outlining the EU’s policy and providing an operational tool to be used in contact with third countries at all levels as well as in multilateral human rights fora. The EU Guidelines on the Death Penalty and EU Guidelines on Torture and other Cruel Treatment are of particular importance to our work.
PRI contributes through information sharing and agenda-setting for EU human rights dialogues with third countries to ensure that criminal justice and human rights in places of detention are included in these important discussions.
PRI is a member of the civil society network, Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) which is a network of over 50 European NGOs working on human rights, democracy and peacebuilding operating at the EU level.