EU sanctions regime

08 Jul: Human rights: MEPs want corruption punished under EU sanctions regime

(Source: European Parliament)

Corruption is still not considered a crime that can lead to targeted restrictive measuresMEPs should be able to propose cases of serious human rights violationsQualified majority voting should be introduced when sanctions are adoptedCall for swift and coordinated EU response to retaliatory sanctions by third countries

Parliament has adopted a resolution welcoming the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, while calling for corruption to be included as a punishable offence.

Corruption has a devastating impact on the state of human rights, and often undermines the functioning and legitimacy of institutions and the rule of law, the resolution …