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 Subcommittee on Human Rights





Thursday 25 February 2021, 9.00 – 12.00 and 13.45 – 15.45


Room: remote participation (via Antall 2Q2)

25 February 2021, 9.00 – 10.00

1. Adoption of agenda

2. Chair’s announcements

3. Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Nigeria and follow up to the European Parliament's resolution of 16 January 2020 on Nigeria, notably the recent terrorist attacks, in the presence of:
- Abosede George-Ogan, Director of strategy, funding and stakeholder management, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and co-founder of ElectHer
- Isa Sanusi, Media manager, Amnesty International, Nigeria Office
- Akintunde Babatunde, Programme Manager, Natural Resource and Extractives Programme, Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism
- Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, Senior team manager - Africa Program, Open Society Foundation and former Chair of the Governing Council of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission
- Dapo Olorunyomi, Publisher, Premium Times

25 February 2021, 10.00 – 11.00

4. Second exchange of views on the loss of value of democracy and growing authoritarianism

25 February 2021, 11.00 – 12.00

In association with the Delegation for Relations with the countries of South Asia

5. Exchange of views on the human rights situation in Bangladesh and follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 15 November 2018 on the human rights situation in Bangladesh, in the presence of Shahidul Alam, photojournalist

25 February 2021, 13.45 – 14.45

6. Exchange of views on the human rights situation in China in light of the EU-China Comprehensive Investment Agreement, in the presence of:
- Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China, Adjunct Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, and Professor of Law Emerita at the City University of New York School of Law
- Judith Kirton-Darling, Deputy General Secretary, industriAll European Trade Union

25 February 2021, 14.45 – 15.45

7. Presentation of the Front Line Defenders Global Analysis 2020 report, in the presence of Claire Ivers, Head of the EU office at Front Line Defenders, and information on Amnesty International's situation in India, in the presence of Rajat Khosla, Senior Director of Research, Advocacy and Policy, Amnesty International

8. Any other business

9. Next meetings

  • 16 March 2021, 13.45 – 16.15 and 16.45 – 18.45 (Brussels)
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