Human Rights

Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

Leyla Yunus nominated by Greens/EFA group

Leyla Yunus, an Azerbaijani human rights activist who is currently in jail on spurious charges, has been nominated by the Greens/EFA group for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought (1). Commenting on the decision, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: “Leyla...


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Sakharov Prize 2014

Greens/EFA nominate Leyla Yunus - Defending human rights in Azerbaijan

  The Greens/EFA group has agreed to nominate Leyla Yunus, a leading human rights figure in Azerbaijan, for this year's Sakharov Prize. The nomination for the EU's annual award for 'freedom of thought' recognises her tireless work for human rights in Azerbaijan, all the while facing immen...


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Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

eTabled by Tamás Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Keith Taylor, Bart Staes, Ernest Maragall, Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Ceballos, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Jordi Sebastià on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on the Israel-...


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Situation in Ukraine

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Bas Eickhout, Indrek Tarand on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Ukraine, with regard, in particular, to its resolutions of 27 February 2014 on the situation in Ukrai...


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Situation in Libya

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Tamás Meszerics, Judith Sargentini, Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Ceballos, Ernest Maragall on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Libya, including Resolution 2174 of 27 Au...


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Situation in Iraq and Syria and the ISIS offensive

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn Smith, Klaus Buchner, Bodil Ceballos, Heidi Hautala, Jean Lambert, Tamás Meszerics, Michel Reimon, Judith Sargentini, Ernest Urtasun, Jordi Sebastià on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on ...


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Burundi, notably the case of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Bart Staes, Michèle Rivasi, Barbara Lochbihler, Heidi Hautala, Bodil Ceballos on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group  for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law The European Parliament, having regard to Rule 135 of its Rules ...


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Human rights violations in Bangladesh

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jean Lambert, Barbara Lochbihler on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Bangladesh, – having regard to the Cooperation Agreement between...


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Human rights situation in Azerbaijan

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Ulrike Lunacek, Tamás Meszerics, Molly Scott Cato, Michèle Rivasi, Barbara Lochbihler on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law The European Parliament, having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in...


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NGO clampdown in Hungary

Open Letter from Greens/EFA Co-Presidents

  On Monday, 8 September 2014, the Hungarian state launched a full frontal attack against two of the four NGOs responsible for the distribution of Norway's NGO Grants in Hungary. The National Investigation Bureau (NBI), accompanied by special police forces, raided the offices of the ...


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EU Foreign Affairs Council

EU has to find effective strategies to tackle dangerous trouble spots in its neighbourhood

Outlining their expectations for the informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs chiefs in Milan, the Greens/EFA spokespersons for foreign affairs, Barbara Lochbihler and Tamás Meszerics, said: "EU foreign affairs ministers have to urgently develop effective and common strategies for a series of da...


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Kosovo - SITF/Williamson report

EU Commission and governments must set up Court as soon as possible

Clint Williamson, Lead Prosecutor for the EU Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) under the authority of the EU Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), today published the results of three years of investigations into suspected crimes against humanity and allegations of organ-trafficking by individual members...


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