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Amnesty 'Question Time' lets Londoners Quiz EU Candidates on Key Human Rights Issues

The event, chaired by BBC World at One’s Nick Clarke, is held at the Khalili Lecture Theatre at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and starts at 7.30pm. The panel will consist of John Bowis MEP (Conservative), Robert Evans MEP (Labour), Jean Lambert MEP (Green) and Sarah Ludford MEP (Lib Dem).

Kate Allen, Amnesty International UK Director, said:

'The EU has huge potential to be a powerful global force for human rights. But so far it has failed to put human rights at the heart of its policies.

This meeting is an opportunity to tell Euro candidates just how strongly people in London feel about human rights issues: taking real steps to combat violence against Women's rights's rightss rights's rights's rights's rights, stopping arms sales to repressive regimes and ensuring that people fleeing persecution can find a safe haven in Europe.

We want candidates to assure us that they will represent these feelings at the highest level in Europe.'

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