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
27.02.2013 - 15:30

Slovakia: Fico's statement on minorities unacceptable

Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, has condemned the speech by the Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico, which goes against minorities in his own country. Joseph...
Secure LAN
01.02.2013 - 12:15

EU rules on data protection

The online environment has long become the focus of activity for consumers both in Europe and elsewhere. This goes for communication through Social Media as well as for shopping through the worldwide...
Businesspeople Holding Up a Globe
21.01.2013 - 09:00

Redefining Corporate Social Responsibility

The European Commission has previously defined Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and...
Businesswoman Rejecting Advance
Press Release
17.01.2013 - 11:15

Sexual violence against women in India

The European Parliament is set to call on the Indian authorities today to ensure the proper implementation and execution of laws allowing the appropriate protection of women and girls against sexual...
13.11.2012 - 09:00

From Arab Awakenings to Arab Spring - the road to reform

European values - universal? The unfolding events in the Arab world since the end of 2010 have already proven that the Western perception that democracy and social justice are exclusively...
Lawyer with documents
Press Release
13.09.2012 - 13:30

Political use of justice: absence of rule of law in Russia

"The systemic problem of political interference in Russia's judicial system shows that the Kremlin is not serious about developing a genuine rule of law in Russia", said Laima...



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