Human Rights

Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights

The Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament has decided to award this year’s Sakharov Prize to the Democratic Opposition of...

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Protests in Venezuela

Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates...

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Dr. Mukwege in Congo DRC

Following the decision taken by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to prohibit the distribution of the film devoted to Dr Mukwege, the leaders of...

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Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)

"The IS is a threat to neighbouring countries but also for the Mediterranean region as a whole, including EU countries", said EPP Group...

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The Subcommittee on Human Rights follows issues concerning human rights, the protection of minorities and the promotion of democratic values in third countries. In this context, the subcommittee assists the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Press Release
16.12.2015 - 15:09

Human Rights: time for the EU to use its full weight

"The EU should use its full weight to promote human rights through bilateral and multilateral relations", outlined the European Parliament Rapporteur on the 2014 Annual Report on human...
Protests in Venezuela
News
10.09.2015 - 12:45

Sakharov Prize: and our nomination goes to...

Every year, each political group in the European Parliament puts forward a candidate for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Candidates must meet three main objectives: opportunity,...
Dr. Mukwege in Congo DRC
News
08.09.2015 - 17:00

EPP & other Groups deplore ban on broadcast of Mukwege film

Following the decision taken by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to prohibit the distribution of the film devoted to Dr Mukwege, the leaders of the four political groups in the European...
Revolution
Press Release
09.07.2015 - 13:26

European Endowment for Democracy - promoting European values

By adopting Andrzej Grzyb MEP’s Report today, assessing two years of activity of the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) which was created to promote the European values of freedom and...
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)
Press Release
12.12.2014 - 09:40

Fighting religious violence demands global action

"The IS is a threat to neighbouring countries but also for the Mediterranean region as a whole, including EU countries", said EPP Group Vice-Chairwoman Mariya Gabriel. The 17th EPP...
Memorial - Sakharov Prize 2009
Press Release
23.10.2014 - 12:12

Putin, do not close down Memorial

The EPP Group has strongly condemned Russia's Justice Ministry's appeal to the country's Supreme Court to close the independent rights organisation Memorial. In a Resolution adopted today...

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