- Thursday, 23 April, 9.00 - 12.30 (Brussels) in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050
- Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30 and
- Thursday, 7 May 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30 (Brussels) in room Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002
All the meetings are broadcasted live and recorded unless otherwise indicated.
During the LIBE Meeting on 21 January, LIBE Members held an exchange of views with FransTIMMERMANS, 1st Vice President, as well as with Věra JOUROVÁ, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality in order to discuss LIBE-related issues.
Draft EU rules to ensure that the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty is fully respected in member states were approved by the Civil Liberties Committee on Tuesday. MEPs inserted amendments to prevent statements by public authorities that might suggest a suspect is guilty before a final conviction, ensure that the burden of proof stays with the prosecution and guarantee the rights to remain silent, not to incriminate oneself and to be present at trial. (Read more)
As Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) I am happy to welcome you to this page.
The LIBE Committee is responsible for the vast majority of the legislation and democratic oversight of Justice and Home Affairs policies. Whilst doing so, it ensures the full respect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights within the EU, the European Convention on Human Rights and the strengthening of European citizenship.
Our Committee carries out its work in daily interactions with the European Commission (representing the European interest), the Council of Ministers (representing the 28 Member States' governments and national interests) and in close cooperation with national Parliaments. Regular exchanges also take place with representatives from the judiciary, law-enforcement authorities, academics and civil society.
While fully respecting the national legal order, Justice and Home Affairs policies are aimed at tackling issues of a common interest at the European level, such as: the fight against international crime and against terrorism, the protection of fundamental rights, ensuring data protection and privacy in a digital age, fighting against discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, religion, belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.
The LIBE Committee will do its upmost to continue building a fruitful dialogue with all interested parties and especially with citizens.