On Human Rights Day, the European Parliament focuses on the fight against impunity.



The conference organised by the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament, chaired by MEP Maria Arena, will be held on 11 December from 9h00 to 10h00 to discuss impunity and the annual report of Fight Impunity, the association against impunity and for transitional justice with the presence of the journalist Orsola Casagrande, co-author of the report.

The report, dedicated to the "State of Impunity in the World", sheds light on the crimes and violations committed in recent years, still waiting justice. It pays particular attention to the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, characterised by a growing violation of rights and freedoms on a global level, undermining democratic systems. This report, with a preface by Antonio Panzeri, President of Fight Impunity, includes among its contributors: Denis Mukwege Nobel Peace Prize winner, Emma Bonino, former European Commissioner, Carla Del Ponte, former Prosecutor General of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and for ex-Yugoslavia and Kamel Jendoubi, human rights actvist.

This initiative defends the proposal discussed at the European Council, and supported by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell, to establish a European sanctions system applied to those who violate human rights, in line with the already adopted 2020-2024 Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy. It is time that the dignity of each individual becomes a priority; where any action that violates human rights and the universal right to truth and justice shall be monitored, controlled and denounced

The meeting will be webstreamed and can be followed here: https://multimedia.europarl.europa.eu/en/subcommittee-on-human-rights_20201211-0900-COMMITTEE-DROI_vd

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