Julie speaks out on EU prisoners in Iran

Julie has spoken out once again on the human rights in Iran, and called for the EU to take urgent action to secure the release of all EU-Iranian prisoners held in Iran.   Continue reading

Julie hosts event on human rights in Bahrain

Julie has hosted an event on the situation of human rights in Bahrain on the morning of Wednesday March 1st in the European Parliament in Brussels.     Continue reading

Julie speaks on situation in Bahrain

On February 16th the European Parliament adopted a reoslution on the human rights situation in Bahrain and Kuwait, condemning recent excutions, and warning Bahrain to refrain from any further death sentences. The reoslution also called for the release of dissidents and human rights defnders.   Continue reading

Open Letter from MEPs on human rights in Bahrain

The human rights in Bahrain continues to deteriorate, as the government continues its crack down on civil society, and many human rights defenders and activists remain imprisoned. This is an open letter from Members of the European Parliament to EU Higher Representative Federica Mogherini for the EU to take urgent action to ensure the release of political prisoners.   Continue reading

Working to Free Political Prisoners - Write for Rights Camapign

2016 has been a tough year for all those who care about democracy and human rights, and for all those who want to see more tolerant, open and inclusive societies. This is why I urge you to do your bit, and to participate in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign this month.   Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film-maker, illegally imprisoned in Russia Continue reading

Amnesty's Write for Rights campaign

Sadly, we are seeing democracy and human rights under attack around the world. In Europe and the United States nationalist and xenophobic groups call the progressive commitment to our fundamental values into question, whilst authoritarian governments around the world see their rhetoric as an opportunity to do as they please in order to suppress opposition and freedom of expression.       Continue reading

Julie speaks out on the situation in Sudan

The European Parliament has adopted a human rights urgency resolution on the situation in Sudan. MEPs expressed deep concerns about gas attacks and other war crimes being reported.   Continue reading

European Grassroots Antiracism Network

Julie has been an active supporter of the European Grassroots Human Rights Network (EGAM), working around the world fighting intolerance and xenophobia, and discrimination across Europe, as the name suggests. The network also works on conflict resolution and prevention with NGOs and political leaders around the world, as well as highlighting war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Continue reading

Nadiya Savchenko released at last

The Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has finllay been released in by the Russian government following a prisoner swap.   Continue reading

Letter to Putin regarding the verdict in Savchenko's trial

A letter from MEPs to Vladimir Putin to express their strong protest concerning the "trial" of Nadiya Savchenko. Continue reading