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Jean welcomes Parliament's position on minimum standards for the reception conditions of asylum seekers.
The Ecology Building Society, which Jean was involved in
setting up in 1981,
invited Jean to be the key speaker at their AGM meeting in Wales. Jean spoke about
the need to change the frameworks which hinder innovation at grassroots level and
how she sees this as part of her job as an MEP.
Jean speaks in plenary on new plans for sharing out reponsibility for processing asylum claims
Jean Lambert welcomes Irish campaign against Sellafield, masterminded by Ali Hewson (Bono's wife) and supported by Nuala Ahern (Green MEP for Ireland). Jean said, "The government cannot go on ignoring these risks to the health and safety of its citizens at home." She added, "UK citizens have a right to know about the risks posed by Sellafield, and this postcard campaign should achieve just that". Prince Charles and the chairman of the British Nuclear Fuels Lobby Norman Askew will also receive postcards.
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Jean joined Penny Kemp, chair of the Green Party Executive, in speaking to over 10,000 people for the Kurdish New Year celebration at Finsbury Park.
Jean, Penny and Feleknas Uca, a Kurdish MEP from Germany
Jean on the platform
Jean spoke during the closing session of the conference to defend asylum seekers in Manchester. The conference was co-organised by the Committee to defend asylum seekers and the national coalition of anti-deportation campaigns. The purpose of the conference was to build greater co- ordination across campaigns and solidify links with groups dealing with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.
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* Committee to defend asylum seekers
* National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns
Jean has commissioned a report from the Environmental Law Foundation on the UK Government's Planning Green Paper. The report is being sent to the Government as part of their consultation process (which closes 18th March).
The report analyses whether the Government's proposed planning
reforms comply with the UK's obligations under EU and international law in relation
to community participation.
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March 14 is International Day of Action against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life.
The Ilisu dam campaign are handing a memorandum to Downing Street at 2pm entitled "UK Export Credit Policy, Corporate Governance and Future Investment in Turkey: Lessons from the Ilisu Hydroelectric Project. A Memorandum from Concerned Non-Governmental Organisations".
Jean Lambert MEP is just one of many offering her support
and signature to this memo.
Jean held a screening in the European Parliament of the controversial film "Injustice" about deaths in police custody in the UK.
The film's director Ken Fero and family members of two of the victims shown in the film participated in the meeting, which took the film as a starting point for discussing issues around police and human rights in Europe. A full report of the event will be available on this website by the 15th March.
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Photo 1: The Injustice showing at the European Parliament
Photo 2: Jean at the
In the run up to the Barcelona economic summit, Jean Lambert speaks in the European Parliament on the incompatibility of ECONOMIC GROWTH and SUSTAINBILITY.
Jean's speech in Parliamentary Plenary session
up: The Green Group's resolution after the Barcelona Summit.
In light of Blunkett's White Paper on Asylum, Jean plans a week of meetings with London community groups as part of enquiry into treatment of london's refugees & asylum seekers
Jean Lambert, will be visiting community projects in the boroughs of Camden, Hackney and Haringey as she begins an investigation on behalf of the Civil Liberties Committee in the European Parliament. She is preparing a report aimed at guaranteeing humane treatment for refugees and asylum seekers across Europe.
6th February 2002
Jean today welcomed an EU initiative to give fairer rights to third-country nationals following the vote in the European Parliament. However, she condemned the British government's decision not to join in on the EU Directive.
Jean votes against European Arrest Warrant in the Parliament
The Greens believe that the pre-11th September logic should be restored. They do agree with the importance of combating terrorism, and so that the arrest warrant should be introduced for terrorist offences immediately. However it should be applied only to terrorist offences until such time as common minimum standards are introduced for certain aspects of procedural law.
Jean speaks at Ilisu Dam Campaign meeting on lessons for export credit reform, corporate governance and regional stability 22/01/01
Jean Lambert, London's Green MEP, says Home Secretary David Blunkett is taking the wrong approach on the Sangatte Refugee camp in his discussions with French Minister Elisabeth Guigou.
LONDON MEP WELCOMES HALT ON DEPORTATIONS OF ZIMBABWEAN ASYLUM SEEKERS
Lewisham Green Party launched their campaign for the mayor
of Lewisham on 4 Jan 2002. Jean has offered her support to Lewisham Green Party's
campaign saying "Sinna Mani offers the people of Lewisham experience, committment
and vision. I am delighted to support him" (photo)
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