2010/2123(IMM)

Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity of Tamás Deutsch

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2010/2123(IMM) Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity of Tamás Deutsch
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead JURI SPERONI Francesco Enrico (EFD)
Lead committee dossier: JURI/7/03458
Legal Basis RoP 006
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  • 2011/02/03 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T7-0029/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/01/31 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/01/31 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 2011/01/26 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/12/16 Committee draft report
    • PE454.685
  • 2010/07/08 EP officialisation

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    • The Committee on Legal Affairs unanimously adopted the report drafted by Francesco Enrico SPERONI (EFD, IT) on the request for waiver of the immunity of Tamás DEUTSCH (EPP, HU).

      Criminal proceedings have been brought by a Hungarian citizen against Tamás Deutsch, a Member of the European Parliament, who is accused of defamation under the Hungarian Criminal Code. Mr Deutsch is charged with an offence of defamation allegedly committed as a result of statements made about the accuser in the course of a radio programme broadcast on 25 March 2010 to which he was invited in his capacity as a politician and a Member of the European Parliament.

      As far as the applicability of Article 8 of the Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities is concerned, the committee considers that it should be noted that the charges brought against Tamás Deutsch refer to opinions expressed in the performance of his duties as a Member of the European Parliament.

      The committee states that to seek to gag Members of Parliament from expressing their opinions on matters of legitimate public interest and concern by bringing legal proceedings is unacceptable in a democratic society and in breach of Article 9 of the Protocol, which is intended to protect Members' freedom of expression in the performance of their duties in the interests of Parliament as an Institution.

      Accordingly, the committee calls on the European Parliament not to waive parliamentary immunity of Tamás Deutsch.

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