Our civil liberties, justice and home affairs work

Whether it is dealing with the terrorist threat in Europe or the humanitarian crises on our shores, our approach in the civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee is always based on solidarity and co-operation amongst member states. Within our own borders, we must safeguard the progress Europe has made in advancing the rights of minority groups such as Roma and LGTBI communities.

Our achievements

Migration and the refugee crisis have been at the top of the agenda for some time, and the European Union has been unable to come up with a long-term plan. Our Group has continuously fought for humanitarian solutions. We advocated for an integrated approach to migration based on solidarity and responsibility-sharing, as well as respect for fundamental rights, a balanced approach towards third countries, and generally a more positive vision of what migration can offer.

We are deeply committed to the defence of minorities and have consistently fought against anti-semitism. We will continue our fight for respect for the Roma people, and for the rights and dignity of LGBTI people.

MEPs involved

MORAES Claude
Chair
United Kingdom
STANISHEV Sergei
Vice-chair
Bulgaria
SIPPEL Birgit
Coordinator
Germany
FAJON Tanja
Member
Slovenia
WEIDENHOLZER Josef
Member
Austria
POST Soraya
Member
Sweden
NIEDERMÜLLER Péter
Member
Hungary
CHINNICI Caterina
Member
Italy
FLAŠÍKOVÁ BEŇOVÁ Monika
Member
Slovakia
GOMES Ana Maria R.M.
Member
Portugal

See our latest actions

Press release

S&Ds: EU must do more to defend LGBTI people in Europe and around the world

Press release

S&D Group leader: Leaders should send a bold signal of renewal from Sibiu

Press release

S&Ds call on Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of Cyprus

Position papers

Position paper
Published
Fostering media diversity and press freedom
Position paper
Published
S&D Group Position Paper for a renewed Africa-EU Partnership
Position paper
Published
S&D position paper on migration & asylum
Position paper
Published
Progressive European Social Policy: Returning the focus to the people
Position paper
Published
Towards a Digital Union - Our Progressive Vision
Position paper
Published
Sustainable development agenda post-2015
Position paper
Published
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in ongoing trade negotiations (ISDS)
Position paper
Published
Let's unblock the "maternity leave" directive! Or why this is not an old-fashioned text
Position paper
Published
DEVE (Development) policy paper for development and humanitarian aid priorities 2014-2019
Position paper
Published
The rise of right wing extremism and populism in Europe
Position paper
Published
Free movement must be more fair, not less free: our alternative, progressive vision
Position paper
Published
10 demands to fight social dumping and protect all workers

Related documents

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Letter to Minister Tsacheva - Gender balance at the Court of Justice, 8 March 2018
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LGBTI Rights are Human Rights - Our Call for Action
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Report of the S&D Group Task Force on Countering Terrorism
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For democracy, human rights and integration
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Position paper on the rise of right wing extremism and populism in Europe