Hearings


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.

11-10-2017 - 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
DROI

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

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)

08-06-2017 - Violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey – Joint Exchange of Views

FEMM DROI 09-06-2017 - 10:11
Balkans

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) organised, jointly with the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the European Parliament’s delegations to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, an exchange of views on the rights of women in the enlargement countries. (Read more)

03-05-2017 - Business and human rights in EU External Policies

DROI INTA 17-05-2017 - 14:26
DROI INTA

The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on International Trade will hold a joint hearing on 'Business and human rights in EU External Policies: due diligence, non-financial reporting and access to remedies' (Read more)

11-04-2017 - Joint hearing on Child Marriages

DROI FEMM 15-06-2017 - 15:14
DROI

The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality organised a Joint Hearing on Child Marriages on 11 April 2017 from 15.00 to 17.00. Prof Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child accepted the invitation to the hearing, together with Mr Fredrik Malmberg, Ombudsman for Children from Sweden, Ms Lakshmi Sundaram, Executive Director of Girls not Brides, UK and other experts. (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Workshop: Towards an EU common position on the use of armed drones

DROI 14-03-2017 - 16:59
DROI

The Policy Department of the Directorate General for External Policies is organising a workshop for the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) (Read more)

25-01-2017 - Hearing on the situation of human rights in Syria : the Syria Emergency

DROI 19-01-2017 - 16:15
DROI

On 25 January the Subcommittee on Human Rights, in association with the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, will hold a public hearing on the human rights situation in Syria. The invited speakers will focus on human rights abuses against civilians committed by the Syrian regime and other parties of the Syrian conflict. (Read more)

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