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.


Businesspeople Holding Up a Globe
Press Release
13.06.2012 - 16:00

The EU Special Representative for Human Rights

The European Parliament today adopted recommendations concerning the mandate and appointment of the first ever EU Special Representative for Human Rights. "The person who will be appointed EUSR...
Press Release
18.04.2012 - 10:15

Human Rights: EP condemns breaches of human

The European Parliament has adopted a Report on the situation of human rights in the world. This Report is the first expression of the European Parliament's position on the ongoing EU...
Press Release
15.03.2012 - 12:30

Belarus: lives of Kanavalau and Kavalyou in danger

"The European Union must immediately use all available tools of diplomacy to urge Alyaksandr Lukashenka to pardon Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou whose guilt has not been proven, and...
Green field and trees under blue sky
Press Release
08.03.2012 - 14:45

Tibet: human rights violations

"The human rights situation in Tibet is becoming critical. Since February 2011, twenty-six Tibetans – monks, students, and women – have set themselves on fire in protest of the on-...
token gesture
Press Release
07.03.2012 - 10:45

Burma: EPP Group leads EP visit with Aung San Suu Kyi.

EPP Group Members of the European Parliament have called for the democratic transformation of Burma to be continued and strengthened, following a meeting with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi...
Press Release
26.01.2012 - 16:30

Belarus - case of Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou

In a joint statement, MEPs Laima Andrikiene and Eduard Kukan have deplored the unfair trial of Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavalyou and have urgently called on President Lukashenka to establish...



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