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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21.10.2014 - 12:45

Humanitarian disasters have no ethnic or religious colour

Christos Stylianides, 56, will join the Juncker team as Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner. He will have to deal with the enormous challenges that the EU is facing. In his own words...
Press Release
10.10.2014 - 12:23

Nobel Peace Prize 2014: Malala is an example to us all

“It is with great emotion and pride that I heard the news of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai”, said the Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament,...
Press Release
07.10.2014 - 19:33

EuroMaidan closer to winning Sakharov Prize

Members of the European Parliament's Committees on Foreign Affairs, on Development and of the Subcommittee on Human Rights today jointly shortlisted EuroMaidan, represented by Mustafa Nayem,...
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Press Release
18.02.2014 - 18:33

Venezuela: put an end to the violence

The Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and President of the European People's Party, Joseph Daul, today expressed his concern following developments in the situation in...
Press Release
20.11.2013 - 13:15

Malala Yousafzai - changing the world through education

“Today, the European Parliament received a lesson in courage, strong determination and generous humanity from Malala Yousafzai, a girl who I strongly believe will change the world. Malala gave...
Malala Yousafzai
Press Release
10.10.2013 - 11:22

Malala Yousafzai, 2013 Sakharov Prize winner

The European Parliament's Conference of Presidents decided to award this year's Sakharov prize to Malala Yousafzai, who fought for the right of education and freedom for women in Pakistan...

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