European Parliament: LIBE Committee approve resolution entitled ‘Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union’

Sunday, February 2, 2014

On 13 January 2014, the Civil Liberties Committee voted in support of a resolution that includes points on asylum and migration matters. Addressing the assistance of migrants distressed at sea, the resolution states that rescue efforts "should be welcomed and (...) never lead to any form of sanctions". MEPs also criticise the fact that children applying for international protection are still at risk of detention. The full Parliament is expected to vote on the resolution at the 24-27 February session in Strasbourg.

Read the pre-amendment draft resolution and the press release of the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee.

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