Human rights and wrongs: MEPs look back over 2006 (EU)
Last week the European Parliament adopted its annual report on human rights in the world.
In the report MEPs call for an EU-wide ban on cluster bombs - where unexploded ordinance can lie scattered around a wide area endangering civilians.
The human rights report also calls for the Commission to take advantage of its chairmanship of the Kimberly Commission in 2007 to push for stronger action to stem the flow of "conflict diamonds", which often fuel wars in Africa's poorest countries.
Finally, it calls on the Council to "reassess the procedure for listing terrorist groups and...consider a clear method for taking groups off the list". You can read more about the Parliament's 2006 Human Rights report and a debate on it by following the links below.
Von: 03.05.07 http://www.europarl.europa.eu