- Thursday, 4 June, 9.00 - 12.30, room József Antall (JAN) 2Q2 and 15.00 - 17.00, room József Antall (JAN) 4Q1
- Monday 8 June 2015, 19.00 - 21.30 (Strasbourg) - extraordinary LIBE Committee meeting, room to be confirmed
- Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 15.00 - 18.30 (Brussels) and
- Wednesday, 17 June 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.
The possible effects of an EU member state decision to reintroduce the death penalty, including those on its rights and status as a member state, will be debated in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday at 16.30. (Read more)
EU asylum applications for unaccompanied minors should be processed in the EU country where the child is present, even if this is not where the child first applied, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday. Processing where children are present is usually in their best interests, and avoids moving them unnecessarily between member states, say the committee’s amendments to the Dublin Regulation, which determines which member state should examine asylum applications. (Read more)
People who are suspected or accused of a crime, or are named in a European Arrest Warrant, but cannot afford a lawyer or court proceedings, should have access to EU member state funding and assistance for both “provisional” and "ordinary” legal aid, say Civil Liberties MEPs in amendments, voted on Wednesday, to a proposed EU directive on fair trial rights. (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.