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Public hearing on security policies and human rights : difficulties and opportunities

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The main objective of the hearing is to identify human rights challenges and best practices related to EU security policies in third countries.

The focus of the current European external security agenda is mainly the fight against terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime as well as border management. However, more consideration of human security is needed, as outlined by the UNDP's 1994 Human Development Report, including the threat posed by interpersonal violence, especially gender-based violence. This hearing will therefore widen the focus to human rights and human security as an integral part of security policy.