Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Protecting rights in Europe and beyond

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs is responsible for safeguarding fundamental rights, promoting privacy and data protection, and managing migration and asylum.

As Europe faces a migration crisis, we believe that a responsible and functioning European migration policy is crucial. Therefore, we have pushed for the adoption of the Migration Pact, which aims to provide swift and fair procedures for refugees and economic migrants, strengthen cooperation with third countries to prevent irregular departures, and support those in need of international protection while ensuring the EU regains control over external borders.

The committee also prioritises issues around data protection and privacy in the digital age, ensuring robust data protection for EU citizens and legal certainty and trust for companies. We supported the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which gives Europeans control over their personal data and enhances the EU's competitiveness.

Moreover, the committee deals with issues of managing common borders and asylum rules to uphold fundamental rights and promote responsible migration management. We aim to create a long-term migration management strategy that prevents a permanent spiral of indignation and promotes solidarity among European countries.

Lastly, the committee plays a crucial role in protecting citizens' rights by forming an opinion on technical issues around legislation, cooperating with national parliaments, and defending Parliament's interests in court.

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