“Welcoming the Joint Communication “Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda”, as presented by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission, the Council adopts a new Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019. With this Action Plan, the Council reaffirms the European Union’s commitment to promote and protect human rights and to support democracy worldwide.”

Point 24 concerns Migration/trafficking in human beings (THB)/smuggling of migrants/asylum policies – it contains eight items.

Item a:

In line with the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM) and the European Agenda on Migration, enhance human rights safeguards in all migration and mobility dialogues and co-operation frameworks with third countries, including Mobility Partnerships and Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility, as well as in migration-related agreements, processes and programmes, including through the analysis of human rights impacts; ensure the introduction of human rights training elements in capacity-building projects with immigration and border agencies.