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Parliamentary questions
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2 March 2016
O-000039/2016
Question for oral answer O-000039/2016
to the Commission
Rule 128
Claude Moraes, on behalf of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

 Subject: Follow-up to the resolution of Parliament of 11 February 2015 on the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA (2014/2997(RSP))
 Answer in plenary 

In paragraph 10 of its resolution of 11 February 2015 on the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA, Parliament ‘instructs its Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, with the association of its Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in particular its subcommittee on Human Rights, to resume its inquiry on “alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA” and to report to plenary within a year by following up on the recommendations made in its resolution of 11 September 2012 on alleged transportation and illegal detention of prisoners in European countries by the CIA: follow-up of the European Parliament TDIP Committee report’.

In view of the debate held in plenary on 9 October 2013 and of paragraph 13 of the resolution of 10 October 2013 in which Parliament reiterated its specific recommendations to the Commission, the LIBE Committee asks the Commission to reply to the following questions:

– has the Commission investigated whether EU provisions, in particular those on asylum and judicial cooperation, have been breached by collaboration with the CIA programme?

– did the Commission facilitate and support human rights-compliant mutual legal assistance and judicial cooperation between investigating authorities and cooperation between lawyers involved in accountability work in Member States?

– has the Commission adopted a framework, including reporting requirements for Member States, for monitoring and supporting national accountability processes?

– has the Commission adopted measures aimed at strengthening the EU’s capacity to prevent and redress human rights violations at EU level and to provide for the strengthening of Parliament’s role?

– has the Commission put forward proposals for developing arrangements for democratic oversight of cross-border intelligence activities in the context of EU counter-terrorism policies?

What measures does the Commission intend to take in order to improve follow-up in respect of these recommendations?

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