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Poster of hearing on Freedom of religion or belief - DROI committee - 26.02.2015

The next meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights will take place on Thursday 26 February 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in meeting room ASP 3G-3.  From 11.30 - 12.30 the meeting will be held in camera.

You can watch our meetings live on line at the link below. Since there are limited possibilities for individuals to attend Subcommittee meetings visitors should register with the Secretariat by email five working days prior to the start of the meeting. Representatives of NGOs as well as other organisations are requested to accede to the EU Transparency Register and follow the procedures therein for access to the European Parliament.

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Elena Valenciano welcomes the release of journalist Bob Rugurika from Burundi

27-02-2015 - 10:45
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Elena Valenciano, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament, welcomed the release of Bob Rugurica from Brurundi following Parliament's resolution in February calling for his immediate release. Bob Rugurika thanked the European Parliament for its strong support and gave a statement.

EU needs to urgently review its policies to protect minorities harassed and attacked in Syria and Iraq

27-02-2015 - 09:46
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Elena Valenciano, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament, calls on the EU and the EU Member States to redouble their efforts regarding the refugees and the internally displaced, "who have nothing left but cold and despair".

The imminent execution of an Iranian juvenile offender must be stopped

23-02-2015 - 14:44
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Elena Valenciano, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament, calls for Saman Naseem's sentence to be repealed and for a fair re-trial of his case.

Full accountability for crimes against children during conflicts

12-02-2015 - 11:31
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On the occasion of the International Day against the use of child soldiers the Chair of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), MEP Elena Valenciano (S&D, Spain) calls for an end to impunity for the crimes committed against children affected by armed conflicts and warns about their radicalisation by extremist groups.

DROI Chair Valenciano addresses human rights focal points in EU Delegations

12-02-2015 - 11:30
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You are our eyes, ears and voice all around the world. I encourage you to carry on with your work despite all difficulties", says DROI Chair Valenciano after addressing the human rights focal points in EU Delegations. The Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights has praised the important task that the Human Rights Focal Points (HRFP) are entrusted with and acknowledged the numerous obstacles –political, economic and logistical- that they have to face in many cases.

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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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