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.
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.
Child marriages: MEPs discuss how to put an end to this scourge
Location : JAN 4Q1