European Parliament

Europe is the proof that peace can be learnt. That after years of the most brutal wars, another way of living is possible. The European Parliament is a truly European place where we can achieve consensus across national and party divisions. Our work in Parliament and our history in Europe give many people hope, wherever they may be in the world. 

In my view, we must live up to the hopes placed in us every day. I use my work in Parliament as a platform, as a way of urging Europe to support and protect people around the world who are campaigning for peace and human rights.

I chose my committees and delegations accordingly. I am chair of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). I am also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence Policy (SEDE).

“Europe is the proof that we can learn to live together Peace

Here you will find the many contributions, speeches, resolutions and reports I am working on in Parliament:

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Frauen und Mädchen in Afghanistan, die Pegasus-Spionagesoftware – und ein Kampagnenlaunch

Auch diesen Monat lag mein Fokus wieder besonders auf Afghanistan. Software wie Pegasus machen Menschenrechtsarbeit unmöglich. Das und vieles mehr findet ihr in meinem "Monthly"!
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The case of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor in UAE: My plenary speech

Human rights activists in the United Arab Emirates who dare to speak up often end up behind bars. One of them is Ahmad Mansoor. More in my plenary speech:
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Pegasus: The enemy in your smartphone - my plenary speech

Spy softwares like Pegasus makes human rights work impossible, endangers journalists and also politicians. What needs to be done now:
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Afghanistan: We need tens of thousands of places in resettlement programmes! My plenary speech

The EU betrays the foundations on which its foreign policy stands: the trust of the local partners and the commitment to human rights. You can read more about my plenary speech in this article.
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MEPs discuss women's rights in Afghanistan

Since the Taliban took over, the situation for women and girls in Afghanistan has been steadily deteriorating. Europe must finally take responsibility. More on this in my speech in the Human Rights Committee:
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2 Jahre im Europäischen Parlament, Beziehungen zu Saudi-Arabien und der EU-Menschenrechts-Sanktionsmechanismus

2 Jahre bin ich nun schon im Europaparlament! Meinen persönlichen Rückblick dazu sowie meine Einschätzung zum aktuellen Stand der Beziehungen zu Saudi-Arabien und zum EU-Menschenrechts-Sanktionsmechanismus lest ihr in meinem Juli-"Monthly"!
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Speech on diplomatic engagement with Saudi Arabia

Collaboration with Saudi Arabia: a tightrope walk

Saudi Arabia has made progress on women's rights and announced significant legal reforms. However, serious human rights violations continue to take place in the country. On which terms should we engage with Saudi Arabia?
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EU Human Rights Sanctions Mechanism

The EU's Human Rights Sanctions Mechanism: Parliament must have more say!

The global EU human rights sanctions regime has been in place since last year - this is a great success. But now the mechanism needs to be developed further. In my plenary speech, I explain how exactly this should be done.
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2 years in the European Parliament - looking back

It's been 2 years since I took my seat in the European Parliament - a lot of things have happened and I was able to celebrate many successes. A review of the past 12 months:
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Hannah Neumann Programmdebatte International zusammenarbeiten - BDK 2021

Bereit, weil ihr es seid! Die Bundesdelegiertenkonferenz 2021 – als Mitglied der Antragskommission war ich dabei

"Wir treten an für Veränderung. Veränderung hat uns immer wieder stark gemacht", so Annalena Baerbock bei ihrer Rede auf der Bundesdelegiertenkonferenz letztes Wochenende. Im Zeichen der Veränderung steht demzufolge auch unser Wahlprogramm, das am Sonntag beschlossen wurde.
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Report on climate and human rights and the case of Steven Donziger

A safe and healthy environment is a human right! In Parliament, this week we passed a report on climate and human rights. In my plenary speech, I also spoke about the case of Steven Donziger.
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Hannah Neumann WDR-Europaforum

Rüstungsexporte, Naher und Mittlerer Osten, China und Russland: Mein Beitrag im WDR-Europaforum

Ich wollte schon immer "Vorband" von Annalena Baerbock sein: Beim WDR-Europaforum diese Woche war das dann der Fall! Bei einer Paneldiskussion vor dem Kanzerkandidat*innenduell ging es um "Die EU in der veränderten internationalen Kräftekonstellation".
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