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Mass Graves in Indian-Administered Kashmir

The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and other human rights abuses; They express their concern for the safety of Pervez Imroz and other human rights activists who are investigating the unmarked graves and other allegations of human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir and call on Indi…
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Death Penalty: notably the case of Troy Davis

The Greens/EFA Group reiterates its longstanding position against the death penalty in all cases and under all circumstances; insists on the fact that, in the case of Troy Davis, the evidence presented is not clear and compelling and leaves room for reasonable doubt; urges therefore the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to commut…
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Situation in China after the earthquake and before the Olympic Games

The Greens/EFA expresses its deep concern at the situation in Tibet and at the human rights situation in China in general; takes the view that the ongoing persistent violations constitute a blatant breach of the undertakings given by China when the country was awarded the Olympic Games; calls on the Chinese authorities immediately to put …
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Situation of Palestinian prisoners

The Greens/EFA Group calls on Israel to bring its legislation into line with international standards of juvenile justice and thus to reform the military legal system applied to Palestinian children, and in particular to immediately release all detained minors from jail; Expresses its deep concern at the situation of Palestinian women pris…
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Execution of child offenders in Iran

The Greens/EFA Group is shocked by the execution of the adolescent Mohammed Hassanzadeh at the age of 16. The Group reiterates its strong condemnation of the death penalty in general; calls for an immediate moratorium on executions in Iran and is appalled that Iran continues to have the highest number of executions of child offenders in t…
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Routine killing of civilians in Somalia

The Greens/EFA Group strongly condemns the recent fighting in Mogadishu, which resulted in the loss of life of numerous Somali civilians. The Group condemns all acts which violate basic human rights and international humanitarian law and calls on the AU and UN to take immediate action to put an end to the suffering of Somalia's civilian p…
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Continued detention of political prisoners in Burma

The Greens/EFA Group Strongly condemns the decision of the authorities of Burma to extend the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi;The Group also deplores the detention of the group of political activists demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and urges the authorities of Burma to liberate all political prisoners without further delay.
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Preparation of the eleventh EU-Russia Summit in Khanty-Mansiysk on 26-27 June 2008

The Greens/EFA Group stresses once more that democracy and human rights must be at the core of any future agreement with the Russian Federation, with regard, in particular, to the definition and inclusion of an effective and operational human rights clause, and that the quality and depth of future relations depend on respect and support f…
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Barcelona process: Union for the Mediterranean

The Greens points out that one of the main goals of Euro-Mediterranean policy is to promote the rule of law, democracy, respect for human rights and political pluralism and considers that the Euro-Med partnership has not yet produced the expected results in the area of HR; Calls on the Council and Commission to clearly enshrine the promot…
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Replace animal experiments in Europe

The Greens/EFA Group are jointly organising this conference with the Dr Hadwen Trust and Humane Society International. Participants including world renowned primatologist Dr Goodall, biomedical researchers, MEPs and others will call for more ethical and reliable alternatives to animal testing, as the Commission is about to propose an upda…