Human rights, democracy and the principles of the rule of law in Swedish foreign policy Skr. 2016/17:62

From: Ministry for Foreign Affairs

In this Communication the Government sets out its ambitions and priorities for work on human rights, democracy and the principles of the rule of law in Swedish foreign policy. The Communication provides an account of trends in the world as a whole and the instruments that Sweden has at its disposal for action in this regard. It asserts that human rights, democracy and the principles of the rule of law must be an essential element in all Swedish foreign policy. The Communication also asserts that Sweden is to be a global leader in furthering, preventing and influencing developments in these three areas.

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