The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

The European Parliament prioritises trade interests over human rights and sustainable development

According to studies by the London School of Economics “the two Agreementslack mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing Human Rights”

The European Parliament has prioritised trade over human rights and sustainable development today in a vote that brings into force two agreements between the European Union and Central America, and Colombia and Peru. The agreements will not do enough to address human rights abuses in Latin America, and do not take into consideration the asymmetries between the two regions, according to broad group of civil society organisations.