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...

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...

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...



Ihmisoikeuksien alivaliokunnan vastuualueeseen kuuluvat kysymykset, jotka koskevat ihmisoikeuksia, vähemmistöjen suojelua ja demokraattisten arvojen edistämistä kolmansissa maissa. Alivaliokunta avustaa kyseisissä asioissa ulkoasiainvaliokuntaa.


13.6.2013 - 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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30.4.2013 - 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,...
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23.4.2013 - 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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18.4.2013 - 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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19.3.2013 - 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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27.2.2013 - 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...