EP vote on EU's human rights strategy:
- extracts from the vote on the report by Rui TAVARES (Greens/EFA, PT)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 13/12/2012 First transmission: 13/12/2012
In the resolution on the EU's human rights strategy, MEPs point to the lessons of the Arab Spring and highlight the need for effective partnerships between the EU and governments and civil society in partner countries instead of focusing on relations with the authorities. “In order to be credible, the Union has to make sure we are coherent and consistent in the way we approach human and fundamental rights, at home or abroad. For the European Union, a human rights policy cannot just be something that we do at the end of the day, a mere appendix to other policies”, said the rapporteur, Rui Tavares (Greens/EFA, PT). The resolution was adopted by a raise of hands.
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||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg
||EP Vice-President Oldřich VLASÁK opens the vote on the report by Rui TAVARES.
||Final vote, the report is adopted by a raise of hands.