Human Rights: - extracts from the joint debate EPRef89789 // European Parliament , Strasbourg, EP Plenary session - Hemicycle //

Type: News   Reference: 89789   Duration: 00:04:39  Lieu: European Parliament , Strasbourg
End production: 12/12/2012   First transmission: 12/12/2012
extracts of debate on Human Rights and 2012 outcome on human rights and EU policy in the area of Human Rights

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00:00:05 Exterior view of the EP, Starsbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (in Lithuanian) by Leonidas DONSKIS (ALDE, LT) ,Rapporteur, "This year special attention has been given to the freedom of expression and new media. we can not underestimate the new experience of the Arab Spring which we all witnessed, at the same time we can not bypass or silence other problems if we want to preserve the title of HR defenders' institution" 00:00:19
00:00:29 SOUNDBITE (in Portuguese) by Rui TAVARES (EFA/Greens), Rapporteur," Also it is important that companies in the EU do not do business with countries, or rather businesses outside the EU which do not support Human rights 00:00:12
00:00:41 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, "The Nobel Prize is a great recognition of our past achievements, it also focuses the spotlight on all of us, the EU Institutions , Member States and 500 million citizens to work together and redouble our effort to promote and protect Human rights both within our borders and worldwide." 00:00:27
00:01:08 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, "This past July, the EU adopted a Human rights strategy and appointed our first EU Representative for HR, your own, as it was mentioned before, Mr Stavros LAMBRINIDIS. His mission is to give more coherence and consistency , more effectiveness and visibility to the EU Human rights policy" 00:00:27
00:01:35 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, "The award of this year Sakharov Prize to Nasrin Sotoudeh, an imprisoned HR 's defendant and lawyer and Jafar Panahi, a film director both from Iran, send an important signal..." 00:00:19
00:01:54 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, " "..In their different ways , they both speak for those who have no voice and those whose rights have been denied." 00:00:11
00:02:05 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, " The reaction in Syria to what began as a peaceful protest to demand political participation has caused ten of thousands of lives, over 2.5 million Syrians are in urgent need of aid." 00:00:16
00:02:21 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, " I renew the European call on Chinese authorities to respect Liu Xiaobo's right to freedom of expression and to release him from prison immediately and unconditionally. 00:00:15
00:02:36 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, "We must continue to speak out for the rights of lesbians, gay, and transsexual people across all continents . People should not be killed or imprisoned for who they are or who they love." 00:00:17
00:02:53 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, " There is no better forum than the UN to ensure that universal Human Rights are recognized as just that, applying to every woman, man and child, wherever they may live." 00:00:14
00:03:07 SOUNDBITE (English) by Erato KOZAKOU-MARCOULLIS , on behalf of EC Vice president and HR, "Social media are just one example of how we need to open up more arenas to address human rights. Civil society networks are key. 00:00:11
00:03:18 SOUNDBITE ( in Swedish) by Alf SVENSSON (EPP, SV), DEVE, "Mr President, I am very pleased that we have a representative for human rights and I am convinced this is the best possible way for individual nations to make sure that they also have such an individual representative." 00:00:16
00:03:34 SOUNDBITE (in Czech) by (Edvard KOŽUŠNÍK ) (ECR, CZ), DEVE," it is not enough to talk about human rights , to award prizes , to accept prizes, what we need is to uphold human rights worldwide even when it is difficult for us" 00:00:18
00:03:52 SOUNDBITE ( in English) by Mariya GABRIEL (EPP, BG) ,FEMM," A systematic inclusion of gender is used in all European Union talks when we are talking of external relations with third countries. And women rights have to be top of the list. Mr Lambrinidis , you are the special representative, and we place great hope in you to bring things forward and strengthening the Institute for gender equality to have serious studies on identifying good practises and finally to include more women on negotiations aiming at solving serious situation in countries in conflict or post conflict countries or countries in democratic transition." 00:00:35
00:04:27 Cutaways (4 shots) 00:00:12
00:04:39 END 00:00:00
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