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Euro 26 million for Human Rights

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The European Commission has approved euro 26 million for the promotion of human rights under the Budget chapter "European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights". The breakdown is as follows : euro 3 million support for the activities of International Criminal Tribunals and for the setting-up of the International Criminal Court, euro 14 million in grants for certain activities of human rights organisations involved in promoting EU and international initiatives aimed at abolishing the death penalty in all countries, the training of people responsible for enforcing human rights, re-enforcing respect for the rights of the child, rights of minorities such as gypsies and indigenous people and promoting measures to fight against the trafficking in women and euro 9 million as support for democracy in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.