Human Rights

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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Photo of Christos Stylianides

Christos Stylianides, 56, will join the Juncker team as Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner. He will have to deal with the enormous...

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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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Mustafa Dzhemilev
Press Release
06.10.2016 - 10:06

EPP Group backs Crimean Tatars leader Mustafa Dzhemilev

“It is hard to find somebody who would better reflect the essence of the Sakharov Prize than Mustafa Dzhemilev - leader of the Crimean Tatars - who has fought all his life for the freedom of...
Flag of Georgia
Press Release
15.09.2016 - 10:44

Georgia: EPP Group fact-finding mission travels to Tbilisi

"We strongly support an ever-closer association of Georgia with the EU and call on the Council for an immediate implementation of the visa-free regime with Georgia. However, our Georgian friends...
Venezuela Elections 2015
News
17.02.2016 - 11:55

Venezuela: EPP Group calls for immediate release of Antonio Ledezma

Two years after the demonstrations that took place in Venezuela more than 1700 protesters await trial and more than 70 remain jailed. At least 40 people were killed in the protests, with noone as yet...
Ibrahim Halawa
Press Release
17.12.2015 - 12:12

Call for release of Irish citizen jailed in Egypt

The EPP Group is calling for the release of an Irish citizen who has been imprisoned in Egypt since 2013 and denied the right to a fair trial. Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish citizen born in Ireland to...
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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,...

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