Democratic governance and human rights
Democratic Governance and Human Rights are key for sustainable development and for cooperation between partners, and are an integral part of both the EU's and the AU's core values. The Africa-EU Partnership on Democratic Governance and Human Rights will enable a comprehensive continent-to-continent dialogue and cooperation on aspects and concepts such as local capacity strengthening, the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, democratic principles, the rule of law and equitable access to legal systems, management of natural resources, the fight against corruption and fraud, accountable management of public funds, institutional development and reform, global governance, and security sector reform.
Rebuilding local governments in post-conflict Sierra Leone
The reestablishment of local government in Sierra Leone has been a key step in securing the return to peace. The ‘Institutional Reform and Capacity Building project’ supported by the European Commission and other international donors, is helping Sierra Leone in the rebuilding process.