Letters from Cuba: For the Inclusion of Independent Civil Society in the PDCA
The independent Cuban civil society was excluded during the negotiation and implementation process of a new agreement, the PDCA, between the EU and Cuba. To include independent civil society in the process, Civil Rights Defenders invited Cuban organisations and human rights defenders to write policy recommendations to the EU.
In July 2019, Civil Rights Defenders invited Cuban human rights defenders and civil society organisations to contribute with texts on how the European Union should work in relation to Cuba. The texts we received contain a number of constructive proposals on how the EU could promote democratisation and respect for human rights in Cuba; and what role independent Cuban civil society could play in the political dialogue and cooperation between the EU and Cuba. All the texts are published in a report.