Systemic labour and human rights violations by cuba

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Our group has been in the lead of denouncing for the European Parliament to condemn the systemic labour and human rights violations committed by the Cuban state against its healthcare personnel assigned to work abroad on the medical missions, which are in breach of core ILO conventions ratified by Cuba.

Several EP resolutions have urged Cuba to effectively implement and comply with the American Convention on Human Rights and ILO Conventions 29 and 105 respectively They have also called on the Cuban Government to ensure the right of Cubans to exit and return to their country, including for doctors deployed in medical missions abroad, in line with international human rights standards.

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15:30 - 15:45 Opening by Javier Nart MEP, Renew Europe

15:45 - 16:00 Javier Larrondo, President of Prisoners Defenders

16:00 - 16:15 Leonel Rodríguez Alvarez, Cuban doctor specialized in internal medicine (remote participation)

16:15 - 16:30 Juan Pappier, Deputy Director at the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch

16:30 - 16: 45 Hugo Hacha, Senior researcher at the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC)

16:45 - 17:30 Q&A

17:30 - 17:45 Closing remarks by Javier Nart, Renew Europe

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