Report on impact of EU funding to stop torture and the death penalty

SUMMARY OF:

European Court of Auditors’ Special report No 9/2015 — EU support for the fight against torture and the abolition of the death penalty — 24 September 2015

SUMMARY

WHAT DOES THIS REPORT DO?

KEY POINTS

This report by the European Court of Auditors examines 31 projects undertaken over the 2007-2013 period and addresses the following 2 main questions:

Recommendations

The report offers 6 recommendations to the Commission to improve the effectiveness of EU funding for combating torture and the death penalty.

BACKGROUND

The EU is strongly committed to preventing and eradicating all forms of torture and other ill treatment as well as to abolishing the death penalty throughout the world. It works through diplomatic channels and provides grants to NGOs through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR). In the 2007-2013 period, there were approximately 180 EIDHR grants aimed at stopping torture and the death penalty totalling over €100 million.

ACT

European Court of Auditors Special report No 9/2015: EU support for the fight against torture and the abolition of the death penalty — 24 September 2015

last update 15.02.2016