Today, December 10th, we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the International Day for Human Rights is of particular relevance, as we commemorate also the 40th anniversary of...

As we celebrate today, October 10th, the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Portuguese Government joins the countless appeals to abolish capital punishment everywhere. Portugal was a pioneering country in the abolishment of the...

The Portuguese Government congratulates the nomination of the former President of the Republic of Chile for the position of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Michelle Bachelet has a notable history of intervening in defense of...

The Portuguese Government welcomes the news of the election of Mr. António Vitorino for the position of Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The election took place today, 29 June 2018, in Geneva, at a Special...

The Portuguese government congratulates the authorities of Burkina Faso for the approval by the Burkinabe National Assembly on 31 May of a new Penal Code whereby the death penalty is abolished. Portugal commends Burkina Faso on this important step...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, closed the session that marked the end of Portugal's mandate as an elected member of the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations (2015-2017). The session was held on February 7 at...

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