A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

11-07-2018 - Joint hearing on Cocoa and Coffee - davastating rainforest and driving child labour

DROI DEVE 03-07-2018 - 11:17

The Subcommittee on Human Rights, together with the Committee on Development, will hold a hearing on "Cocoa and Coffee – devastating rainforest and driving child labour : the role of EU consumption, and how the EU could help" This hearing will outline the impact of coffee and cocoa production on deforestation and child labour, and will aim to propose concrete ways on how the EU could act. (Read more)

19-06-2018 - Human rights enhancement via democracy support

DROI 18-06-2018 - 12:14

In association with Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group The European Parliament's election observation missions aim at strengthening, in third countries concerned by elections or referendums, the legitimacy of national electoral processes, increasing public confidence in elections, avoiding electoral fraud, better protecting human rights and contributing to conflict solution. (Read more)

25-04-2018 - Human rights and discriminatory legislation against women and girls

DROI 24-04-2018 - 11:54

Human rights and discriminatory legislation against women and girls, in particular regarding sexual violence (Read more)

21-03-2018 - Hearing on emergency/humanitarian aid

DROI DEVE 15-03-2018 - 12:00

Emergency/humanitarian aid often take place in the context of a very complex situation. The realities on the ground pose some difficulties as to how human rights could be integrated into humanitarian/emergency aid practice. To better understand the link between humanitarian/ emergency aid and human rights, the hearing aims to look at how humanitarian/emergency assistance can contribute to the protection of human rights (Read more)

22-11-2017 - Hearing on Freedom of religion or belief

DROI 13-11-2017 - 17:51

Hearing on Freedom of religion or belief: the situation of persecuted minorities, notably Christians (Read more)

11-10-2017 - Hearing on the situation of Roma in the Balkans region

DROI 04-10-2017 - 11:48

Together with experts on the situation of Roma in the Balkans, Members will acquire a more complete and detailed understanding of the exclusion, discrimination and poverty that this minority is exposed to. Between 2008 and 2015, about 370 000 persons from five Balkan states asked for asylum in Germany, many of them Roma fleeing discrimination, persecutions, ethnic tensions and poverty. (Read more)

25-09-2017 - Hearing on LGBTI Rights outside the EU and implementation of EU Guidelines

DROI 27-09-2017 - 15:21

The hearing will debate the state of play of “criminalisation” in the world and how it is addressed at national and international level. It will also focus on the implementation of the EU Guidelines on LGBTI rights (2013). The hearing gathers together experts and activists from Europe and its eastern and southern neighbourhood. (Read more)

12-07-2017 - Women’s rights in Afghanistan - Joint Hearing

FEMM DROI 13-07-2017 - 13:15
Women rights in Afganistan

The Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) organised, jointly with the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with Afghanistan a hearing on the rights of women in Afghanistan. (Read more)

21-06-2017 - Joint hearing on Human Rights and Development

DROI DEVE 15-06-2017 - 15:12

DROI and DEVE will hold a joint hearing on 'Human Rights and Development'. Respect for human rights and sustainable development policy are two sides of the same coin. Guest speakers will therefore address the question of a human rights-based approach to development, its implications for policy areas, also focusing on the case of indigenous peoples, and the state of play of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. (Read more)

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