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.


Secure LAN
1.2.2013 - 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
21.1.2013 - 9:00

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
17.1.2013 - 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 - 9:00

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
13.9.2012 - 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...
23.7.2012 - 19:00

Death of Oswaldo Payá: big loss for the Cuban people

It is with deep sadness that I learned about the passing of Cuban activist Oswaldo Payá in a car accident on Sunday July 22. Oswaldo Payá devoted his life to fighting, by peaceful means...