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Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2015 : Vote on a list of 3 candidates

08-10-2015 - 16:53

AFET/DEVE/DROI committee will hold a joint meeting on 15 October from 9.00 to 10.30 in order to decide upon the three short-listed candidates for this year's Sakharov Prize from among the six nominees. The three names will be forwarded to the political groups' leaders who will decide on 29 October on the laureate. He/She will be invited to the award ceremony during the December plenary in Strasbourg.

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Joint FEMM/DROI/SEDE hearing on the situation of women in armed conflicts

08-10-2015 - 16:53

Fifteen year ago, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution (1325) on Women, Peace and Security recognising the atrocities committed against women and girls in conflict situation. The resolution outlines actions to be taken to prevent violation of women's rights, to promote women's participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction. The joint hearing will therefore focus on progress made so far since the adoption UN resolution and on the future challenges.

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Human Rights resolutions adopted in Strasbourg October plenary

08-10-2015 - 16:50

MEPs passed four resolutions on Thursday: urging Saudi Arabia to halt the execution of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr and calling for a moratorium on the death penalty; demanding measures to starve Boko Haram in Nigeria of its sources of illegal income; expressing fears of civil war in Central African Republic; and deploring human rights abuses in Thailand following the coup of May 2014.

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Migration and refugee crisis: MEPs’ debate with UNHCR Guterres and EU Commission

LIBE DROI AFET 15-09-2015 - 14:30

Measures to deal with the migration and refugee crisis as well as the situation in transit countries in the Mediterranean region were debated at a joint hearing held by the Foreign Affairs, Home Affairs, Human Rights committees on Tuesday morning. MEPs expressed disappointment at the outcome of Monday’s Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting and urged EU to shoulder its responsibilities. (Read more)

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DROI Chair

Welcome to the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) of the European Parliament.

The Subcommittee's main responsibilities include all matters relating to human rights, the protection of minorities and the promotion of democratic values while its geographical remit covers countries outside the EU.

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