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Civil Liberties Committee

Jean is a 'substitute' member on this Committee and is the Green Party specialist on asylum and immigration. Consequently she was chosen as Parliament's Rapporteur (author) on the Report dealing with "the managed entry in the EU of persons in need of international protection and the enhancement of the protection capacity of the regions of origin - ‘Improving access to durable solutions’ (COM(2004)0410)" and the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament ‘A more efficient common European asylum system: the single procedure as the next step’ (COM(2004)0503 – 2004/2121 (INI)).

Jean has been particularly active in the following areas:

• Anti-racism
• Human trafficking
• European Arrest Warrant
• European minorities including the Roma
• Gay and lesbian rights

The Civil Liberties Committee is responsible for:

  • The protection within the territory of the Union of citizens' rights, human rights and fundamental rights, including the protection of minorities, as laid down in the Treaties and in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
  • The measures needed to combat all forms of discrimination other than those based on sex or those occurring at the workplace and in the labour market
  • Legislation in the areas of transparency and of the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data;
  • The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction and the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Europol, Eurojust, Cepol and other bodies and agencies in the same area;
  • The determination of a clear risk of a serious breach by a Member State of the principles common to the Member States;
  • The establishment and development of an area of freedom, security and justice, in particular:
    - measures concerning the entry and movement of persons, asylum and migration as well as judicial and administrative cooperation in civil matters,
    - measures concerning an integrated management of the common borders,
    - measures relating to police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.