Newsletter: African Union and European Union Agree to Jointly Mark UN Day v. Impunity for Crime against Journalists in 2016

The African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) held this year's AU - EU Human Rights Dialogue on 24 November in Kigali, Rwanda. They adopted a series of recommendations which were submitted by the joint African Union and European Union Civil Society Seminar which was also held in Kigali on 21-21 November under the theme of Freedom of Expression.

One of the recommendations submitted and adopted by the AU -EU Dialogue on Human Rights concerned the protection of journalists and the need to fight impunity for crime targeting them. In this regard, the AU- EU Dialogue adopted the recommendation and agreed to jointly mark on 2 November 2016 the UN Day v. impunity for crime targeting journalists, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 2013.