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NEXT DROI MEETING - FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020, 11.00 - 13.00

19-05-2020 - 16:30

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of the epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. On 2 April, the Conference of Presidents updated the EP's calendar of activities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions together with urgent matters in the field of human rights and democracy, are continued.

Following these decisions, the next DROI Subcommittee meeting is scheduled to take place on 29 May 2020, from 11.00 - 13.00 (via video conference).


28-05-2020 - 09:08

The Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold an exchange of views with International Criminal Court's Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, on 29 May. Prosecutor Bensouda will address the progress of the Office’s activities and brief the MEPs on particular country situations and themes of interest which are currently developing, including the challenges of the ICC Prosecutor's Office work, notably concerning international support and resources.

DROI Press release
19-05-2020 - 16:35

Statement by Maria Arena, Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, on the continuous attacks on journalists and restrictions on media freedom in Somalia. “I pay tribute to Somali journalists who risk their lives in the fight to freely exercise their profession and defend media freedom. The murder of journalist Said Yusuf Ali, reporter for Kalsan TV, on 4 May 2020 in Mogadishu, has shocked the whole community of journalists in the country...."


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