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Council reaffirms EU’s commitment to promote and protect #HumanRights

Council reaffirms EU’s commitment to promote and protect #HumanRights

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The EU has stated its resolute aim to keep human rights in the spotlight today (17 October) – the Foreign Affairs Council discussed the EU policy on human rights and on how to best promote them in bilateral and multilateral contexts. The Council reaffirmed the EU’s commitment to promoting and protecting human rights everywhere in […]

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MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

MEPs from across Europe pledge renewed support for #Holocaust survivors over restitution

On 26 June, MEPs from more than 20 EU member states and five European political groups have backed a pledge to increase support for Holocaust survivors and their families seeking the return of stolen and looted WW2 property. Seventy-one MEPs, representing a wide range of groups from across the political spectrum, issued a joint declaration promising […]

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European MPs and VIPs to attend grand gathering in Paris calling for regime change in #Iran

European MPs and VIPs to attend grand gathering in Paris calling for regime change in #Iran

| June 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Several hundred European parliamentarians and dignitaries from two dozen countries will attend the #FreeIran grand gathering in Paris on July 1. The event is also expected to attract tens of thousands of Iranian expatriates and their supporters. The participants will condemn the ongoing human rights violations in Iran, as well as Tehran’s meddlesome role in […]

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European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

European Parliament mobilizes for #HumanRights defenders in Guatemala

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament today (17 February), during the plenary session in Strasbourg, has approved an urgent resolution on the situation of human rights defenders in Guatemala. By this initiative, MEPs have both expressed their concerns and acknowledged the work carried out by human rights defenders. For this reason, they urge the Guatemalan government to adopt […]

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Over to you, Commissioner #Oettinger…

Over to you, Commissioner #Oettinger…

| January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Commissioner Gunther Oettinger’s first working week as the confirmed commissioner responsible for the EU’s budget and its human-resources issues is starting today (16 January). In spite of several major concerns over Commissioner Oettinger’s suitability to replace Kristalina Georgieva, the fact is that the portfolio is his. And now it is time to act on the commitments made […]

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Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on #HumanRightsDay, 10 December 2016

Declaration by High Representative Federica Mogherini on behalf of the European Union on #HumanRightsDay, 10 December 2016

| December 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

On 10 December, the European Union and its member states celebrate Human Rights Day. As inequality and violations of human rights pose increasing challenges across the world, and conflict continues in countries such as Syria, it is all the more important that we redouble our efforts to defend the rights of all people. This is […]

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#HumanRights in the world: 2015 annual report voted in Foreign Affairs Committee

#HumanRights in the world: 2015 annual report voted in Foreign Affairs Committee

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU should do more to protect independent journalists and bloggers and human-rights defenders, say MEPs in their report on the state of human rights in the world in 2015, approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday (14 November). Members point out that the “universality of human rights is seriously being challenged in many […]

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