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Next DROI Meeting

18-12-2014 - 14:42
DROI Chair

The next meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights will take place on Wednesday, 6 May 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and on Thursday, 7 May from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in meeting room ASP 3G3.

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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Put an end to violence and ensure inclusive elections" is the call of DROI Chair Valenciano to the Burundian authorities

27-04-2015 - 17:20
Press release

Considering the recent decision of the governing party to name the current president of Burundi as its candidate for a third term as a big step backwards on the fragile path to democracy in this country, DROI Chair Elena Valenciano deplores the deaths of protesters the last days,and calls for all parties to refrain from the use of violence.

Sport (large sporting events) and human rights

24-04-2015 - 09:51
Human Rights DROI

The Subcommittee on Human Rights together with the Committee on Culture and Education will hold a joint public hearing on Sport (large sporting events) and human rights on Wednesday, 6 May in the morning.

The hearing will focus on large sporting events and their links to human rights issues.  The recently adopted pledges on the obligations of host governments by the International Olympic Committee under the "Olympic Agenda 2020" will also provide an excellent basis for discussions with key stakeholders such as sports federations, sponsors and organising committees.

Statement by Elena Valenciano on the humanitarian tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea:

21-04-2015 - 11:45
Thousands of migrants attempt crossing the Mediterranean every year, and some of them are saved from drowning by the Frontex operation. But that is not its mission.

"The EU must move from words to actions. Our first obligation is to save their lives", declared DROI Chair Elena Valenciano.

"I welcome the announcement of an extraordinary meeting of the European Council next Thursday to address this human tragedy. I call on all the Member States and the EU institutions involved to come up with consistent and specific measures to translate our commitments into real actions".  For the full statement please see below

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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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