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Proposal for Spring Congress 05. - 07. April 2019

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Submitted at Friday, 8. March 2019 um 11:59 Uhr, in category "Chapter 2 – Justice and citizens right" with No. 203. Author/s: "European Youth of Ukraine (EYU), Young Liberals (YL), Joventut Nacionalista de Catalunya (JNC), Ógra Fianna Fáil (OFF), Svensk Ungdom (SU), Jong Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Jong VLD), Fédération des Etudiants Libéraux (FEL), Junge Liberale NEOS (JUNOS), Jonge Democraten (JD), Venstres Ungdom (VU); Spokesperson: Kateryna Melnychenko.

The Spring Congress may decide:

Resolution on condemning the persecution and torture of journalists and activists

Endorses:

- UN resolutions on safety of journalists, in particular Human Rights Council Resolution (A/HRC/RES/33/2) on the Safety of Journalists (2016), the UNGA 3rd Committee Resolution (A/C.3/72/L.35/Rev.1) on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity (2017), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Helsinki Final Act, the European Convention on Human Rights and EU Treaties;

Recognizes that:

- over the past decade, according to information of Committee to Protect Journalists, more that 1337 journalists around the world were murdered for bringing news and information related to corruption investigation to the public;

- in reviewing the facts of persecution within and out the EU, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was blown up in her car on Malta (2017); activist Nikolai Andrushchenko from Russia was attacked and afterwards died (2018) for reporting on issues provocative to the Russian regime, including corruption; Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak was shot dead (2018) for investigating probabilistic political corruption; Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova was raped and murdered (2018) for reporting on the investigation into corruption involving EU funds; Ukrainian activist and civil servant Kateryna Gandzyuk, was drenched with acid and died (2018) in hospital;

Alarmed:

- that journalists and activists are murdered in fight for truth representing anti-corruption news in violation of international/regional and national provisions on freedom of speech and expression;

many of the killings are not investigated and the perpetrators are rarely identified;


Concerned:

- that journalists and activists have the right to hold opinions and to impart information without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers due to international and European standards on human rights;

LYMEC calls on:

- the ALDE Party and LYMEC Bureau to lobby within the ALDE Group of the European Parliament to support the proposal for a regulation on condemning the persecution and torture of journalists and activists, as well as to monitor the compliance of EU member countries with the provisions of the European Parliament resolution on media pluralism and media freedom in the European Union (2017/2209(INI)) of 3 May 2018;

- its member organizations to bring the topic into discussion in their respective mother parties, partner organizations and government bodies;

- the EU institutions to defend the legitimate rights of European citizens and to condemn any violation of their freedoms.

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Amendments for this proprosal:

  • [11352] Insert after: Page 18, Line 9 (Antragsteller: LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova). / V1

    After line 9 add the following: LYMEC has been vocal over the years in defending the rights of young activists (2.43, 2.49). This is a sentence acknowledging our determination over the years to defend the rights of activists.

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:45 Uhr. Authors: "LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova".

     LYMEC has been vocal over the years in defending the rights of young activists (2.43, 2.49).

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  • [11353] Delete: Page 18, Line 17 to Page 18, Line 18 (Antragsteller: YMRF). / V1

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:47 Uhr. Authors: "YMRF".

    From "Bulgarian" to "EU funds"

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  • [11283] Insert after: Page 19, Line 35, Abschnitt: 3 (Antragsteller: Bálint Gyévai (IMS)). / V1

    After bodies ...

    Submitted at Thursday, 28. March 2019 um 22:57 Uhr. Authors: "Bálint Gyévai (IMS)".

    Member organizations should ensure the implementation of this resolution. 

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  • [11350] Insert in: Page 19, Line 37 (Antragsteller: LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova). / V1

    Add after line 37: If adopted this resolution would archive Resolutions 2.43 and 2.49. Both Resolutions are addressing persecutions of activists. The new resolution is more general and provides LYMEC with a policy for past, present and future cases.

    Submitted at Friday, 29. March 2019 um 10:39 Uhr. Authors: "LYMEC Bureau - Antoaneta Asenova".

    If adopted this resolution would archive Resolutions 2.43 and 2.49.

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