Richard Howitt
First elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 1994, Richard
Howitt MEP is Labour Member of the European Parliament for the East of
England and a leading member of the Parliament's Foreign Affairs
Committee and its Human Rights Sub-Committee. He also serves as
Spokesperson for the Socialist and Democrat Group on Human Rights and
has called for the EU to take a more systematic approach to monitoring
human rights worldwide.

Entries by Richard Howitt

Welcome Back to the War Against Terror

(0) Comments | Posted 28 February 2015 | (00:00)

If 9/11 was a sea-change for the United States then the bombing of an army school in Peshawar may have been a watershed moment of equal proportion for Pakistan.

The international terrorism that was bred in the foothills between the country's northern provinces and Afghanistan, had...

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Foreign Policy Did Not Cause 'Charlie Hebdo' Terrorism, But Must Help Prevent Future Attacks

(1) Comments | Posted 15 January 2015 | (12:59)

Richard Howitt MEP is Labour's European Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs. This article is adapted from his parliamentary speech on the foreign policy consequences of the Charlie Hebdo attack, which he is pictured delivering in the European Parliament chamber (see photo)

je suis charlie

As Euro...

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Why Ukraine Protest Is a Test of Courage for Europe

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (15:15)

Mass demonstrations in freezing temperatures, a repressive police response - the scenes from the 'Maidan' in Ukraine leaves little doubt about where our sympathies should lie.

The fact that the protest is from those who want to leave the country's Soviet past far behind by locking it on a path...

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