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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, 28 May 2015 in the morning.

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.


Exchange of views with Habib Essid, Tunisian Head of Government

20-05-2015 - 16:43
Tunisian flag and Monastir tower

DROI will hold an exchange of views jointly with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence with Mr Habib Essid, Prime Minister of Tunisia. This will be Mr Essid's first visit to the European Parliament following his appointment as Prime Minister in February this year.

MEPs say human rights should be key factor when choosing host countries for sporting events

24-04-2015 - 09:51
Sport and Human Rights

The importance of human rights in choosing countries that host large sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup was debated by DROI subcommittee and CULT committee in a joint hearing on Wednesday 6 May. Different views were expressed by experts from Human Rights Watch, ARD German TV, EOC and FIFA, with some of them criticising the issue of awarding these events to countries with an authoritarian record whilst others defending the procedure followed by sports organisations.

For full press statement please see link below

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28-05-2015 09:00 / 12:30 DROI
28-05-2015 09:00 / 10:00 DROI AFET SEDE

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06-05-2015 - 15:12
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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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