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EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT Motion for the Committee of Legal affairs (JURI) Human trafficking – how can the EU decrease the number of sex-trafficking victims within its borders?

Members of the committee: Amanda Säflund, Anna Nelson, Sara Tegbaru, John Sigrfridsson, Frida Junesand and Hedda Thorell.

Convinced that beginning a new life people without knowledge about what to expect in a new country unconsciously make deals with members of criminal groups leading to them being handled as commodity. Aware that the victims become involved in trafficking and the perpetrators are hard to prosecute due to lack of evidence. C. Convinced that the victims are forced not to show any sign of discomfort, hence keeping the sex-buyers from realizing the psychological damage they cause to them, further resulting in no reduction in sex-trafficking business. D. Recognizing that detecting trafficking is made difficult as every involved part suffers from disclosure. E. Alarmed that people unlike goods can be utilized more than once, making it a very profitable business. F. Deeply concerned that the most vulnerable group, children, are being exploited.

1. Urging the member states to stand behind the statement that compulsory schooling is necessary for all children, protecting them from exploitation, and increasing knowledge about their rights. 2. Encourages Member States to urgently put focus in the cooperation between the states, working towards the international human rights standard and how to protect human beings under forced labor or slavery-like conditions. 3. further calls for the ECHR to be stricter at following up protocols and imposing sanctions when the human rights conventions are not followed. 4. Recommending that criminal provocation for policemen should be legalized as an efficient way to decrease organized crimes. 5. Increasing the cooperation between the customs of Member States to help prevent the organized crimes taking place across the borders and hence reducing the mobility of the [1]


trafficking business. 6. Further recommends supporting victims of trafficking who are in vulnerable positions. 7. Proposing subsidies for investment in building and opening shelters for victims in areas with high concentration of victims. 8. Strongly believing that the EU needs to work on a common definition of the criminal offence of trafficking in human and common punishment agreements for the crime.

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EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION BY THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LIBERTIES, JUSTICE AND HOME AFFAIRS 1. (LIBE1) In the light of legislation outlawing “pro homosexual propaganda” and the present demonstrations in Ukraine, what measures should the EU take to promote human rights and democracy with particular focus on LGBT questions in Ukraine at the same time as advancing European integration? Members of the Committee: Ida Hiltunen, Alma Holst, Lia Forsslund, Ellen Wallin, Moa Peldán Carlsson, Sara Latrach, Emma Zachrisson

A. Deeply concerned by the homophobia Ukrainian society B. Noting with regret that up to 70% of the Ukrainian population is negative towards sexual minorities C. Further noting that less than 1 % of all LGBT persons are open with their sexuality D. Bearing in mind the legislative suggestions presented to the Ukrainian parliament making it illegal to spread positive information about homosexuality E. Emphasizing that the EU is based on the values of, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights F. Convinced that the EU’s role is to uphold these values G. Bearing in mind the importance for the EU to maintain good relationships with non-member state H. Taking into account that a demand on improved LGBTQ for EU membership rights could cause EU-scepticism amongst the Ukrainian population

The European Parliament issues the following resolution 1: The EU must remind the Ukrainian authorities on the need for comprehensive reforms to be implemented in order to pave the way for Ukraine's rapprochement with the European norms and standards. 2: The negative developments in Ukraine call for closer and urgent attention from the EU. The EU must cautiously call for a change in attitude towards minorities such as [3]


LGBT persons, and this without making the Ukraine pull out the strive for membership. 3: EU calls for the Ukrainian parliament to immediately stop the proposal from being legislated, since it is in contraction to the international convention of human rights as well as prohibiting discriminating legislations.

4: The European Parliament condemns all forms of discrimination based on sexuality, and therefore encourages Ukraine to ensure that LGTB-people are not being exposed for hare crimes and furthermore treated with the same respect as the rest of the society.

LINKS: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2013:264E:0054:0058:SV:PDF

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Ukraine#cite_note-WPGU23513-4

http://www.civilrightsdefenders.org/news/ukraine-to-introduce-gay-propaganda-law/

http://www.dailystormer.com/ukraine-anti-gay-protesters.../

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19881905 http://euobserver.com/opinion/121897 The EU-Ukraine tango on gay rights

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EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT Motion for the Resolution for the committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE2) Migration - What should the member states of the European Union do to integrate immigrants with the local population? Members of the Committee: Paulina Axelsson, Rasmus Engstedt, Vera Svedestig Gรถtesson, Jeremy Seguis, Matilda Lindgren

Introduction: A. Acknowledging that ethnic and social segregation is currently seen as a problem concerning the immigrants in many European cities. B. Recognizing studies that show that the dominating group among the unemployed in the EU countries has immigrant roots. C. Convinced that the reason why this is occurring are the language barriers but mainly insufficient integration policies. This has caused prejudices against immigrants which is alarming considering the large streams of immigrants. D. Aware of an interest in solving this problem in various member states. E. Recognizing that during the last decade this issue has increased its importance in the political field. Taking this into consideration makes the integration of immigrants an even more critical problem and is in need of actions towards solutions. Proposals: 1. Recommend all the concerned member states to invest and make the more segregated suburbs more attractive by e.g. producing innovative, attractive yet affordable housing with captivating amenities. By doing this, we are deeply convinced that the local population will move out to the currently segregated areas. 2. Countries should also invest in affordable housing in the more prominent areas, which will eventually result to cultural and social diversity. [5]


3. Considering the language barriers the immigrants are facing in many countries, the EU proposes that the affected countries should offer basic and compulsory introduction courses for the new immigrants, which will in the long run benefit them in settling in their new home country. 4. Bearing in mind the importance of work and knowledge of the spoken language, the EU points out the value of combining work and introduction courses to make the integration more efficient. 5. Encourages member states to take into consideration to prioritize the immigrants’ choice and opinion. The possibility to choose where to live brings comfort to the immigrant which furthermore leads to self confidence and courage. This will later on contribute to an integrated society, hence language and labor comes more naturally for the immigrant, and the person in question feels confident and safe.

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EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT Resolution for the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) Considering the different financial and societal positions in the various EU countries, which are the most relevant and approachable solutions possible to fight corruption and organised crime in the EU today? Members of the Committee: Sofi Ackermand, Alexander Arkhem Ahlberg, Marcus Hjelm, Linn Persson, Johanna Wall and Tina Lee

A) Considering that organised crime is seem to be inseparably tied to the Italian south. B Aware that corrupt and mafia related organisations have been established within all EU institutions. C. Deeply concerned that the spread of the white collar mafia is estimated to cost the EU 670 billion euro each year (European Parliament, 2013). D. Further alarmed that the EU has failed to secure corruption free transactions during recent years. E. Acknowledging thast Bulgaria and Romania are the second and third most corrupt countries in the EU according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2013. F. Deploring This problematic situation which shows the great occurrence of corruption in the European Union as well as the consequences of abstaining counter-actions including foreclosure. (Transparency International, 2013) (EUobserver, 2013) G. Considers the risk of witnessing in cases of organised crime. H. Emphasizing the importance of depriving criminal organizations of their financial resources the long-term goal must be to eliminate the bank secrecy. 1. Encourages Member states to cooperate in order to provide for a more widened and international safety net for witnesses. 2. Works towards a clear and fundamental legislation preventing witnessing being a life threat. 3. Further developing a more efficient and rapid protection plan including migration rights and protected identity. 4. Encourages full information and transparency regarding corporate enterprises and beneficial ownerships should be provided through greater corporations between banks and credit institutions. [7]


5. Further encourages the development of tools to facilitate traceability of financial flows. 3) Requesting a police records to be established regarding individuals that have been convicted for crimes related to the mafia while still considering personal privacy, especially regarding the people provided with access to the system. Sources: Dailymail. (2013) EU money allocated to the victims of Italian earthquake ended up going to the Mafia, says European Parliament report. Retrieved: 2013-12-16 European Parliament. (2013). Organised crime, corruption, and money laundering. Strasbourg: European Parliament

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EUROPEAN YOUTH PARLIAMENT Resolution for the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). Taking into account the religious, cultural and historical differences of the member states, what measures should the EU take in the question of abortion Members of the Committee: Sannah Höglund, Jacob Båth, Sandra Starud, Sara Odden, Danielle Lönnberg, Julia Peterson, Jennifer Ekblom.

A. Every year hundreds of thousands illegal abortions occur within the EU countries due to the limited abortion laws in member states. B. Aware that illegal abortions put the woman’s physical and mental health as well as putting women at risk for exploitation and fraud. C. Recognizing that limited abortion laws go against the reproductive- and sexual rights of women and violate human rights. D. Further noting that others argue that embryo should be seen as a life at the moment of conception. E. Acknowledging that it is a problem in member states which forbid abortion if a woman unwillingly becomes pregnant. F Concerned that different interpretations of the bible create different opinions about abortion in member states. F. Convinced that Sexual education is essential when discussing how to prevent unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions

1. The European Union must encourage member states to discuss the possibility of abortion in the cases of rape, incest or if the woman's life is in danger while taking into consideration different opinions on abortion. 2. EU should highly recommend countries with free abortions, such as Sweden, to offer women from other countries abortions. 3 The EU must encourage general sexual education in schools in all member states; an action which would be of great significance and importance to young people. [9]


4. Abortion should be approached, not only as a health issue, but also as a women's issue. The EU must therefore promote the SRHR-laws in all member states, as part of the human rights. These should be equal to everyone, regardless religion, ethnicity or gender. 5. Proposes that a fund earmarked for work for work with education and women’s rights is made available to member states

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