Human Rights

South-Sudan, including recent child abductions

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Heidi Hautala, Maria Heubuch, Jordi Sebastià, Michèle Rivasi, Barbara Lochbihler, Bodil Ceballos, Ernest Urtasun, Davor Škrlec on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolutions on South ...


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Tanzania, notably the issue of land grabbing

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Judith Sargentini, Jordi Sebastià, Michèle Rivasi, Bodil Ceballos, Barbara Lochbihler, Ernest Urtasun on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –       having regard to the Universal Declaratio...


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Murder of Boris Nemtsov and the state of democracy in Russia

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Tamás Meszerics, Rebecca Harms, Heidi Hautala, Peter Eriksson, Helga Trüpel, Bart Staes, Ernest Urtasun, Barbara Lochbihler, Reinhard Bütikofer, Indrek Tarand, Michèle Rivasi, Bronis Ropė on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous repo...


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Situation in Venezuela

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Ernest Urtasun, Barbara Lochbihler, Igor Šoltes, Jordi Sebastià, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Ernest Maragall on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –       having regard to the statement by the spokesperson of Vice-Presiden...


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Human trafficking, forced labour and land grabbing

Europe's share of responsibility

Barbara Lochbihler, foreign policy and human rights spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group, visited Thailand and Cambodia from 12 to 20 February to follow up on the group’s work on human trafficking and land grabbing. This included a short film produced by Greens/EFA staff in 2012. Land grabbing in...


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Speaking out against gender-based violence

The need for a European Strategy against gender-based violence was the focus of a conference organised at the European Parliament by EFA MEP Jordi Sebastià and others from the Greens/EFA group. The event brought together policy makers, campaigners and politicians to exchange ideas on how best to ta...


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Memorandum of Understanding between the EU and the League of Arab States to cooperate on counter-terrorism

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Alyn Smith, Barbara Lochbihler, Judith Sargentini, Eva Joly on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –       having regard to its previous resolutions concerning countries of the League of Arab States (LAS), –  &...


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28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn Smith on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –       having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to the UN human rights conventions and optional protocols, including the Conventi...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 9-12 February 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included processed meat and origin labelling; access to medicines in the EU; CIA abuses and the role of EU governments; combatting child abduction globally; Ukraine, Russia and the EU's role; EU counter-terrorism policy and fundamental rights; Lux Leaks and tax evasion: EP investigation; detention of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.


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Saudi Arabia/human rights

EU Parliament calls for Raif Badawi's release in spite of centre-right opposition

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on human rights in Saudi Arabia, including a call for the release of detained blogger Raif Badawi. After the vote, Green human rights spokesperson Barbara Lochbihler stated: "The European Parliament has today called on the Saudi authorities to ...


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CIA human rights abuses

EU Parliament calls for governments to finally act on renditions

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on CIA abuses in response to the recent US Senate Report on the use of torture by the CIA, which explicitly dealt with CIA abuses on EU territory. Following the vote, Green civil liberties spokesperson Eva Joly stated: "Parliament is again seek...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

10.02.2015

Video from press conference Strasbourg 10 February 2015

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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