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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 Thursday, 16 April 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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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Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege

26-03-2015 - 16:46
Denis Mukwege at DROI

Press Statement

At the DROI meeting of 26 March Dr Denis Mukwege, the 2014 Sakharov Prize laureate, described political problems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his difficulties in tackling the problem of sexual abuse of women and even small children, in a Human Rights Subcommittee debate on Thursday. MEPs discussed how the EU could best support Dr Mukwege's work, and some called for legally-binding rules on trade in conflict minerals.  For full text see link below.

Press statement on the DROI delegation to UN Human Rights Council, Geneva 19 March 2015

19-03-2015 - 15:28
DROI Delegation to UN HRC GENEVA

On the occasion of the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a delegation from the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights,led by Ms Elena Valenciano, accompanied by Mr. Andrzej Grzyb, met with the President of the Human Rights Council, Mr. Joachim Ruecker, EU and third countries ambassadors, members of the Human Rights Council.

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Democracy and values are problematic in DRC, says Denis Mukwege

DROI 26-03-2015 - 12:31

Dr Denis Mukwege, the 2014 Sakharov Prize laureate, described political problems in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and his difficulties in tackling the problem of sexual abuse of women and even small children, in a Human Rights Subcommittee debate on Thursday. MEPs discussed how the EU could best support Dr Mukwege’s work, and some called for legally-binding rules on trade in conflict minerals. (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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