Press Officer for Human Rights: Viktor Almqvist
E-mail: viktor.almqvist@europarl.europa.eu

Twitter account: @EP_HumanRights

Any additional press releases can be found in the "Press Statements" page of the Committee's webpage.

Kaikkia asiakirjoja ei välttämättä ole saatavilla kielelläsi. Tällöin tarjotaan automaattisesti toista kieliversiota. Kieliversiot on merkitty kyseisen kielen kuvakkeella. (e.g.: FR ).

The award ceremony for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, conferred upon Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, will be held on 15 December at noon.

On Tuesday, MEPs and invited speakers will meet to discuss legal avenues for bringing to international justice the people responsible for severe human rights crimes.

On Thursday, Parliament adopted three resolutions assessing human rights violations committed by the Wagner Group, atrocities in Somalia and the situation in Cameroon.

MEPs on the Subcommittee on Human Rights are deeply worried by the human rights situation and prison conditions in Egypt, in the midst of a lingering crackdown by the country’s authorities.

Suite à l’arrêt de la Cour d’appel de Ngozi maintenant la peine de prison de l’avocat Tony Germain Nkina, Maria Arena, présidente de la sous-commission des droits de l'homme, a déclaré:

Vuoden 2021 mielipiteenvapauden Saharov-palkinto myönnettiin venäläiselle oppositiopoliitikolle ja korruption vastaiselle aktivistille Aleksei Navalnyille.

Afghan women, Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Bolivia’s former interim president Jeanine Áñez were shortlisted for the 2021 Sakharov Prize on Thursday.

MEPs demand the immediate cessation of hostilities and unimpeded humanitarian access to affected populations in Tigray, in a resolution on Thursday.

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions on the human rights situations in Myanmar and Rwanda.

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba.