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...

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...

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...

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...



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
26.06.2013 - 12:45

Khodorkovsky: 50th birthday in jail

On June 26, Mikhail Khodorkovsky will mark his 50th birthday. Sadly, he will not be able to celebrate together with his family or friends. His tragic fate demonstrates not only the absence of an...
Press Release
13.06.2013 - 11:30

Freedom of religion or belief: EP takes a strong stance

"Violence, persecution and discrimination against people belonging to religious communities and minorities, or against people who hold non-religious beliefs, persist in many parts of the world....
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Press Release
30.04.2013 - 12:45

Tymoshenko ruling illustrates selective justice by Ukraine

 In reaction to today's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Julia Tymoshenko vs. Ukraine, the Chairman of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee,...
Damas de Blanco
Press Release
23.04.2013 - 19:00

Ladies in White collect their prize

 Eight years after they were awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought by the European Parliament, the Cuban Ladies in White (Damas de Blanco) have finally come to Brussels to collect...
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Press Release
18.04.2013 - 11:46

In times of crisis, we cannot forget about human rights

"While focusing on how to ensure economic recovery, the EU cannot forget about the 1.2 billion people in the world who are living in extreme poverty on less than 1 US Dollar a day", said...
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Press Release
19.03.2013 - 16:45

Mutual recognition of civil protection measures agreed

The Legal and Home Affairs and Women's Rights Committees of the European Parliament have adopted a proposal to strengthen victims' rights in the EU. "The approval of this Report is an...



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