Keywords: European Neighbourhood Policy – Human Rights – EU Foreign Policy
This book aims to enhance understanding of the EU’s role in promoting human rights and democratic norms. It does this through a detailed study of the full range of different EU instruments available to support human rights improvements and democratic reform in six countries. These case studies are designed to spur debate on how to incorporate democracy and human rights assistance into the mainstream of EU and member states’ foreign policy. The case studies come from the EU’s immediate neighbourhood; the analysis relates in part to the specific instruments of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) but is also couched to have broader relevance.