Human rights analysis

The human rights analysis will respond to the question of how Angola's accession to the EU-SADC EPA may affect the human rights situation in Angola or the EU. The assessment will be carried out by taking into account the EC human rights impact assessment guidelines as well as using the Better Regulation Toolbox.

It will be based on the international human rights normative framework, including core UN human rights treaties and conventions, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the European Convention on Human Rights and other relevant regional human rights conventions, core ILO Conventions, and, where relevant, customary international law.

In particular, the human rights analysis will:

  • identify the specific human rights most likely to be affected by measures included in the EPA;
  • analyse the extent to which measures foreseen in the EPA may enhance or impair the enjoyment of the relevant rights and/or may strengthen or weaken the ability of Angola to fulfil or progressively realise human rights obligations;
  • identify individuals or specific groups of people or those living in a particular region that are likely to be specifically affected by those changes.

Particular attention will be paid to women's rights and the effect that the EPA could have on gender equality, including possible differential effects on men and women. Gender aspects will play an important role across all dimensions of the study, including the consultations.