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NEXT DROI MEETING - FRIDAY 29 MAY 2020, 11.00 - 13.00

19-05-2020 - 16:30

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of the epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. On 2 April, the Conference of Presidents updated the EP's calendar of activities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions together with urgent matters in the field of human rights and democracy, are continued.

Following these decisions, the next DROI Subcommittee meeting is scheduled to take place on 29 May 2020, from 11.00 - 13.00 (via video conference).

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DROI Press release
19-05-2020 - 16:35

Statement by Maria Arena, Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, on the continuous attacks on journalists and restrictions on media freedom in Somalia. “I pay tribute to Somali journalists who risk their lives in the fight to freely exercise their profession and defend media freedom. The murder of journalist Said Yusuf Ali, reporter for Kalsan TV, on 4 May 2020 in Mogadishu, has shocked the whole community of journalists in the country...."

DROI Press release
18-05-2020 - 14:44

The EU must continue working to end all forms of violence and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people all over the world. Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTBI 2020), on 17 May, the Chairs of the Committees on Civil Liberties and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, and the Subcommittee on Human Rights underlined there is still a lot to do, within the EU and throughout the rest of the world.

DROI Press release
12-05-2020 - 15:59

The current virus outbreak cannot be used as an excuse to worsen the human rights situation in detention facilities around the world, said Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee on Monday.

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04-05-2020 - 11:22

This study provides an in-depth and accessible analysis on biodiversity as a human right to inform the European Parliament’s work on how the European Union’s external action can best contribute to a holistic and human rights-based approach aimed at stopping biodiversity loss and degradation.


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