Human Rights

Everywhere in the world there are people who do things that we take for granted: criticise corruption, protect their local forest, express their opinions, love whomever they want. And because they do these things, they are threatened, persecuted, murdered. Their struggle for freedom is our struggle for freedom.

Experience shows that the EU can do much to protect human rights defenders. As vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), I want to give human rights defenders, who are coming under ever greater pressure everywhere, a strong voice. Because we in Europe cannot remain silent when elsewhere in the world human rights are trampled upon. 

“Freedom for those who defend freedom .”

Foto: © Europäische Union 2022 - Quelle: EP | Fotografin: Genevieve Engel

Fischsterben in der Oder, Spionagesoftware und Visa für Menschenrechtsverteidiger*innen

Ein Rückblick auf meinen Sommer und ein kurzer Ausblick auf die kommenden Herbstwochen - das alles in meinem Monthly:
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HRD Studie

Study on the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders has been published

How well are the EU, its member states and partners protecting and supporting Human Rights Defenders worldwide? The European Parliamentary Research Service has now published a study on this topic.
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Moratorium on spyware: My plenary speech

Spyware is a dangerous tool. We need a moratorium on its sale and use: My plenary speech
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Visa - Menschenrechtsverteidiger*innen

Human rights defenders need easier access to EU visas!

50 international civil society organisations have called on the EU to create a better framework to make it easier for human rights defenders to obtain EU visas.
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Hannah Neumann Wanderung - Sommerpause

Sommertour „Oder an die Freude“, Feministische Außenpolitik und Alaa Abdel Fattah

Ein kurzes Update von mir vor der Sommerpause - lest mehr in meinem Monthly:
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Interview Hannah Neumann Feministische Außenpolitik Frankfurter_Rundschau

Feministische Außenpolitik: Für die Stärke des Rechts

Feministische Außenpolitik will Ungleichheiten analysieren, benennen und ausgleichen. Nur mehr Frauen einzubinden, wird nicht alle Probleme lösen. In der Frankfurter Rundschau habe ich u.a. darüber gesprochen:
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Hannah Neumann meeting Sanaa Seif

Alaa Abdel Fattah must be released!

The Egyptian-British citizen has been detained in Egypt for more than 1000 days. Last week I met his sister Sanaa Seif.
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Hannah Neumann in Kuwait - 1

Meine Reise in die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, der Pegasus-Untersuchungsausschuss und die Frauenquote in Kuwait

Zwei Reiseberichte, die Befragung eines NSO-Vertreters und eine gute Nachricht aus Greifswald - über diese und andere Themen lest ihr in meinem Monthly:
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PEGA Committee Hannah Neumann - questioning of Chaim Gelfand

Pegasus inquiry committee: Update before the summer break

Who uses the "Pegasus" spy software? Who has control over the data collected and the system itself? Who bears responsibility for human rights violations committed with the help of the software? We quizzed NSO representative Chaim Gelfand on these issues.
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Hannah Neumann in Kuwait - 1

We will probably need the quota as a first step

Kuwait gives its citizens many democratic rights compared to other Gulf monarchies, and is also ahead in women's rights. Yet there is not a single woman in parliament. I travelled to the country - an interview.
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Climate Change, strengthening of women's role in society and human rights: The DARP mission to the United Arab Emirates

My work as Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Arabian Peninsula is sometimes a tightrope walk. You can read why in my report on our recent mission to the United Arab Emirates:
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Meine Reise nach Afghanistan, der Pegasus-Skandal und der geplante Containerhafen in Świnoujście

Wir dürfen die Frauen und Mädchen in Afghanistan nicht aus den Augen verlieren! Als erste europäische Abgeordnete bin ich nach der Machtübernahme der Taliban ins Land gereist. Über diese und andere Themen lest ihr in meinem Monthly:
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