Press releases

Press Officer for Human Rights: Viktor Almqvist

Twitter account: @EP_HumanRights

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MEPs are set to put solidarity in action to empower parliamentarians facing serious dangers, including unfair criminal proceedings, intimidation and violence.

On Tuesday, the Foreign Affairs Committee adopted a resolution welcoming the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime while calling for corruption to be included as a punishable offense.

On Wednesday at 16.45 CET, MEPs on the Subcommittee on Human Rights will discuss the alarming human rights situation in Myanmar following the coup d'état on 1 February.

On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation at the Spanish/Moroccan border, in Russia, and in Sri Lanka.

The situation regarding human rights and democracy in Cuba has not improved and has not led to any substantial and tangible positive results, warn MEPs.

Following reports on further serious human rights violations in Ethiopia, Ms Maria Arena, Chair of Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, stated:

EU and U.S. parliamentarians should reinforce their cooperation on fighting human rights violations around the world and work jointly to promote a more values-based foreign policy, say MEPs.

MEPs and U.S. lawmakers will debate on Tuesday how like-minded partners can step up their cooperation on global human rights protection and promotion.

On Thursday, MEPs adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in Chad and Haiti, and the situation for Armenian prisoners of war in Azerbaijan.

Parliament criticises the European Commission and some EU countries for overusing informal agreements on the return and readmission of irregular migrants.