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 Subcommittee on Human Rights





Wednesday 22 January 2020, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30

Thursday 23 January 2020, 9.00 – 12.00


Room: Altiero Spinelli (3E-2)

22 January 2020, 9.00 – 12.30

1. Adoption of agenda

2. Chair’s announcements

3. Approval of minutes of meetings

4. Exchange of views with Eamon Gilmore, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

In association with the Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (tbc)

5. Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Myanmar

-  with Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the United Nations Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (via webmeeting)
-  with Yasmin Ullah, Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC)

In association with the Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries

6. Exchange of views on the future of the EU-Tunisia partnership: a Tunisian vision with:

-  Kamel Jendoubi, Honorary Chairman of EuroMed Rights, first President of the Independent Higher Authority for the elections and former Minister for relations  with Constitutional Institutions and Civil Society
-  Ouided Bouchamaoui, co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 2015 and former President of the Tunisian Confederacy of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA)

7. Exchange of views on recent human rights developments in Chile with Claudio Nash, International Human Rights Law Department, University of Santiago, Chile (via webmeeting)

22 January 2020, 14.30 – 16.00

In camera

In association with the Delegation for relations with Iran

8. Exchange of views on the situation in Iran

22 January 2020, 16.00 – 18.30

9. Question time

In association with the Delegation for relations with the United States of America (tbc)

10. Exchange of views with Veronica Escobar, U.S. Congresswoman in view of the upcoming visit of DROI to El Paso and Washington D.C. (via webmeeting)

In association with the Delegation for relations with Mercosur (tbc)

11. Exchange of views with Members of the Venezuelan Parliament,  Miguel Pizarro, Commissioner at the UN and Juan Andres Mejia, Commissioner for the plan Pais  (via webmeeting)

23 January 2020, 9.00 – 11.00

12. Exchange of views on the EU visa policy for Human Rights Defenders with:

-  Jennifer Gaspar, Director for Special Programmes, the CEELI Institute, Prague
-  Arzu Geybulla, journalist
-  Elisabeth Dyvik, Programme Director, International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) and a representative of the EU Temporary Relocation Mechanism

13. Exchange of views on the 3rd EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy with

-  Lotte Knudsen, Managing Director Global - Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Issues, EEAS (tbc)
-  Chiara Adamo, Head of Unit, Directorate General for International Development and Cooperation, European Commission
-  Gaelle Dusepulchre on behalf of Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN)

23 January 2020, 11.00 – 12.00

In camera

14. Coordinators’ meeting

15. Any other business

16. Next meetings

  • 10 February 2020, 19.00 – 20.30 (Strasbourg)
  • 17 February 2020, 15.00 – 18.30 (Brussels)
  • 18 February 2020, 9.00 – 12.30 and 14.30 – 18.30 (Brussels)
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