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NEXT DROI MEETING - 28 October 2020

19-10-2020 - 16:57

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 July 2020, 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.

The next meeting of the Subcommittee on Human Rights is scheduled to take place on 28 October 2020, from 09:00 - 11:00, from 11:30 - 12:30 and from 16:45 - 18:45. (via videoconference).

Svarbūs įvykiai

22-10-2020 - 14:05

The Subcommittee on Human Rights, together with the Delegation for relations with Iran, will present NASRIN, a documentary inspired by the life of Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian lawyer, human rights defender and laureate of the Sakharov Prize 2012. She is currently imprisoned in Evin prison, Tehran. Following the screening, Members will hold an exchange of views with Reza Khandan, Nasrin's husband, and Jeff Kaufman, the filmmaker. Wednesday 28 October 2020, 9h00 - 10h00 (via videoconference)

The democratic opposition in Belarus, represented by the Coordination Council, an initiative of brave women and political and civil society figures. ©Nadia Buzhan/Nasha Niva
22-10-2020 - 14:04

European Parliament President David Sassoli announced the laureates in the Brussels plenary chamber at noon on Thursday, following an earlier decision by the Conference of Presidents (President and political group leaders). “Let me congratulate the representatives of the Belarusian opposition for their courage, resilience and determination...."

12-10-2020 - 16:44

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Eritrea, Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia.