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Claude Moraes MEP

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Claude MoraesClaude Moraes is Labour Member of the European Parliament for London and Chair of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).

First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Claude was the first  Asian origin MEP. He was reelected in 2009 where he led the London list.

In July 2014 he was elected Chairman of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). Claude was previously Director of JCWI, the national migration and refugee charity and Chief Executive of the Immigrants' Aid Trust.

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Article: Migrant ship stranding shows urgent need for reform of EU rules and action to tackle root causes

Posted: Friday 15 Jun 2018
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The stranding of more than six hundred migrants on board a ship off the coast of Italy once again highlights the urgent need for reforms to the EU Dublin Regulation on asylum and action to tackle the root causes, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament debated the humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean.

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Other News: “End the uncertainty” call from European Parliament as MEPs and Lords debate citizens’ rights ...

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Ahead of a debate today in the European Parliament on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, Labour MEPs have urged the British government to give them peace of mind by upholding their rights to remain in the UK after Brexit. The European Parliament debate takes place at the same time as the House of Lords debates amendments on citizens’ rights in the Brexit bill.

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Other News: MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone will not solve the crisis, better resettlement tools are needed...

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With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut.

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