European Parliament urgency resolution on the situation in Nepal after the earthquake – highlighting caste discrimination (2015)
European Parliament urgency resolution on the situation in Nepal raising concern for caste discrimination.
October 2013 EP Resolution on Caste Discrimination stating that ECOSOC status should not be blocked for organisations working on caste
013 EP Resolution on Caste Discrimination states that, “… to promote an enabling environment for civil society and human rights defenders working with people affected by caste discrimination in order to ensure their security and avoid any impediments to, or stigmatization or restriction of, their work; stresses that such an environment should include access to funding, cooperation with UN human rights bodies and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accreditation.”
EP resolution on caste-based discrimination (2013)
On 10 October 2013, the European Parliament debated – and then adopted – a resolution on caste discrimination, calling on the EU to strengthen its policy on the issue. The resolution had been prepared by the Committee on Development (DEVE), which unanimously approved the draft resolution on 17 September.
Text of the adopted resolution
Transcript of the EP debate (IDSN)
Motion for an EP resolution on caste discrimination
Oral questions for the debate on caste discrimination
EP: The EU must fight caste discrimination (IDSN news release)
EP resolution – links and references
EP resolution on caste discrimination in India (2012/2909(RSP))
In December 2012, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on caste discrimination in India under rule 122, breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The text included strong calls for action by the Indian Government to ensure protection of its citizens against caste-based human rights violations. The resolution furthermore called for the adoption of an EU policy on caste discrimination.
IDSN news story on the EP resolution
EP resolution on the human rights situation of Dalits in India
In February 2007, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation of Dalits in India. The resolution noted that “implementation of laws protecting the rights of Dalits remains grossly inadequate” and expressed concern over “the lack of substantive EU engagement with the Indian Government, notably within the EU-India Summits, on the vast problem of caste-based discrimination.”