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European Parliament gravely concerned over situation LGBTI people in Crimea

Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea and the severe restrictions on the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly. The resolution starts out by strongly condemning “the unprecedented levels of human … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 9th, 2016
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European Parliament condemns Russian clampdown on NGOs

In a resolution adopted last week, the European Parliament strongly condemned the intensified clampdown on Russian civil society. The resolution specifically addresses the recent actions to dissolve the 2009 Sakharov Prize winning Human Rights organisation Memorial. Furthermore, it condemns the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 29th, 2014
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MEPs ask Commission for action as situation LGBT people in Russia worsens

Yesterday, six Members of the European Parliament asked the Commission in a written question how it will keep pressure on Russia to respect the rights of LGBT persons and other minorities. The question comes shortly after a court in St. Petersburg … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 25th, 2014
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LGBT votes in 2009-2014: Fight homophobia in Russia (4/5)

During the 2009-2014 legislature, MEPs voted on LGBT issues over 250 times. In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, we’ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groups’ votes on key LGBT issues. In … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on May 15th, 2014
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Situation for LGBT people worsens in Russia, Crimea and Ukraine

The Crimean crisis has led to increased tensions for LGBT individuals in Ukraine, the territory of Crimea, and Russia. Russia and the territory of Crimea Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals are now subject to the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2014
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Plenary summary: Progress report Turkey; UN Human Rights Council

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from passing the data protection package, which includes important privacy measures for LGBT people, and a resolution calling for measures against Nigeria and Uganda, Parliament adopted the progress report on Turkey and voted the EU priorities for the UN Human Rights Council.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on March 14th, 2014
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Plenary summary: Parliament criticises Russia day ahead of Olympic Games

Yesterday, one day before the Olympic Games in Sochi started, the European Parliament adopted a resolution severely criticising Russia for its repression of human rights defenders and LGBTI people.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 7th, 2014
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European Parliament strongly condemns anti-LGBTI laws in Uganda, Nigeria and India

In a resolution adopted yesterday, the European Parliament strongly condemned recent moves to criminalise LGBTI people in Uganda, Nigeria and India. Parliament also called on Russia to repeal its law prohibiting the propaganda of ‘non-traditional sexual relations’. Earlier this month, Nigeria’s President … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 17th, 2014
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European Commission Vice-President boycotts Sochi over minority rights

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, has announced that she would not attend the Olympic Games in Russia this winter. On Monday, she tweeted that she would “certainly not go to Sochi as long as minorities are treated the way they are under the current Russian legislation”.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 16th, 2013
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Human rights in the world: Parliament’s annual report points to serious abuses for LGBTI people

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report reviews the situation of human rights (including the human rights of LGBTI persons) worldwide, and makes annual recommendations for EU action. Initially drafted by Eduard … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 12th, 2013