Human Rights

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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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Jaromír Štětina MEP and Arkady Babchenko
Press Release
30.05.2018 - 13:26

We are relieved that Arkady Babchenko is alive

“We learned with great relief that Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was presumed assassinated in Kiev yesterday, is alive. This is the best news we have heard today. We will continue to...
Democratic Opposition of Venezuela awarded Sakharov Prize for human rights
Video
26.10.2017 - 11:15

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 Venezuela and the political prisoners held in detention...
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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