Silvana KOCH-MEHRIN
  • Silvana
    KOCH-MEHRIN
  • Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
  • Member
  • Germany Freie Demokratische Partei
  • Born on 17 November 1970, Wuppertal

Member

  • FEMM Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • DEEA Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee

Substitute

  • INTA Committee on International Trade
  • D-CL Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee

Most recent activities

  • On 16 April, Silvana Koch-Mehrin spoke at the “The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights”, organised by the Inter Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights and Global Peace. The Keynote concentrated on the topic “The protection of women’s rights – which role can and should female Parliamentarians play?” The system of international law serves as one of the main mechanisms for the development and application of a functioning framework for a universal human rights system. Hopes for the effective functioning of such legal instruments at the international level are high; however the lack of universality in practice and the inherent difficulties of their implementation have highlighted the need for further constant legislation to assure the development and the implementation human rights globally. Some of the major obstacles obstructing the implementation of such a global human rights system are the economic interests and inequalities of the world as well as the lack of legislation with regards to issues of youth and women’s rights, which permeates the international community. Any efforts at supporting universal human rights must therefore be accompanied by legislation that promotes sustainable development as well as the protection of the rights of youth and women, which together make up the majority of the world population. The Strasburg Conference on International Law & Human Rights gathered a broad range of stakeholders to explore and analyze these issues and to formulate recommendations for joint strategies for immediate and future implementation.  
    17/04/2014 19:28 - rss

Accredited assistants

  • KUCHTIKOVA Denisa
  • POUËZAT Aimée
  • UEDELHOVEN FELIX
  • ZORN Steffen

Contacts

Bruxelles

  • Parlement européen
    Bât. Altiero Spinelli
    10G115
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
  • +32(0)2 28 45112
  • +32(0)2 28 49112

Strasbourg

  • Parlement européen
    Bât. Winston Churchill
    M02099
    1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
    CS 91024
    F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex
  • +33(0)3 88 1 75112
  • +33(0)3 88 1 79112

Postal address

  • Europäisches Parlament
    Rue Wiertz
    Altiero Spinelli 10G115
    B-1047 Brüssel

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