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Human rights in Cuba

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 14191 | 18 October 2016

Mr Teófilo de LUIS, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Boriana ÅBERG, Sweden, EPP/CD ; Mr Jokin BILDARRATZ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Elena CENTEMERO, Italy, EPP/CD ; Mr Paolo CORSINI, Italy, SOC ; Mr Axel E. FISCHER, Germany, EPP/CD ; Mr Xavier GARCÍA ALBIOL, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Carlos Alberto GONÇALVES, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Antonio GUTIÉRREZ, Spain, SOC ; Mr Carles JORDANA, Andorra, ALDE ; Mr Serhii KIRAL, Ukraine, EC ; Mr Pierre-Yves LE BORGN', France, SOC ; Baroness Doreen MASSEY, United Kingdom, SOC ; Ms Anouchka van MILTENBURG, Netherlands, ALDE ; Mr Rónán MULLEN, Ireland, EPP/CD ; Ms Judith PALLARÉS, Andorra, ALDE ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Melisa RODRÍGUEZ HERNÁNDEZ, Spain, ALDE ; Ms Soraya RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS, Spain, SOC ; Ms Elisabeth SCHNEIDER-SCHNEITER, Switzerland, EPP/CD ; Mr Adão SILVA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr Mart van de VEN, Netherlands, ALDE ; Mr Markus WIECHEL, Sweden, NR ; Mr Jordi XUCLÀ, Spain, ALDE ; Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, Lithuania, EPP/CD

Today, the agreements reached by Cuba with the United States of America and the European Union, open Cuba to the democratic world.

The above mentioned agreements can mean a revival/growth for the Cuban economy. They may contribute to solve a deep social crisis. Nevertheless, they should not leave out the need to guarantee Human and Labour Rights in the Island.

So the people of Cuba will be sure to participate in its future, in full exercise of their rights, guarantee for them of an area of freedom.

The Council of Europe holds Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law as core values and so must contribute through its action in this process.

The Parliamentary Assembly could make proposals concerning human rights, especially in the field of workers’ rights.