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The European Council announced yesterday, Tuesday, 17 February 2015, the extension of the mandate of the EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights for a further two year period. The mandate is now set to end in February 2017.

The relevant Council Decision (CFSP) 2015/260, will see the incumbent EUSR for Human Rights, Mr Stavros Lambrinidis, remain in his position, while the decision was based on the proposal of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms Federica Mogherini.

This is the second extension to Mr Lambrinidis’ mandate. The position was initially created  in July 2012.


Read the full Council Decision here

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