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Political Memory: Judith SARGENTINI, MEP

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General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Modern History, University of Amsterdam (specialising in totalitarian systems and the democratisation of Europe)(1999)
  • Master of Arts (1999)
  • Communication officer at Europa Centrum, providing young people with information on the European Union
  • International campaign coordinator for Fatal Transactions, a foundation highlighting issues relating to war economies and trade in conflict diamonds, oil, coltan and other strategic raw materials
  • Negotiator in the Kimberley Process scheme for worldwide certification of uncut diamonds (2000-2003)
  • Lobbyist at the Dutch Institute for South Africa in The Hague, Brussels and Johannesburg in the areas of development cooperation, human rights, democratisation, fair elections, fair trade, conduct of multinationals, and the situation in Zimbabwe, Congo, Angola and South Africa (2003-2007)
  • Consultant for Eurostep, a network of progressive development organisations in Brussels (2007-)
  • Member of the board of Dwars (GroenLinks youth organisation) and previously active in the PSJG (PSP youth organisation)(1991-1992)
  • Secretary of the Dutch National Students' Union, with special responsibility for quality of teaching, internationalisation and emancipation (1995-1996)
  • Board member of the European Students' Union (ESIB), among other things helping Eastern European student organisations in their fight for democracy (1998)
  • Chair of the GreenLeft party in the Amsterdam Municipal Council
  • Previously active as city councillor and dual city councillor (duoraadslid)
  • Portfolios: public order, general affairs, employment and income, poverty policy and, in previous years, also diversity, education and culture (1998-2009)
  • Author of Jij en Europa (2000)





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28/03/2010 Written Declaration 12/2010 (ACTA)

Has signed written declaration 12/2010 on the lack of a transparent process for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and potentially objectionable content.

24/11/2011 SABAM vs Scarlet

“This ruling is an important landmark for efforts to guarantee a free and open internet in Europe. Net neutrality and openness are fundamental principles on which the internet has been founded and any moves to restrict this represent a violation of the freedom of expression, as well as undermining EU law. Instead of moving to restrict internet freedom, we should instead recognise the overwhelmingly positive opportunities presented by an open internet.

"This ruling also deals an indirect blow to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and moves to restrict internet freedoms under the agreement. The Greens have long argued that ACTA undermines basic EU rights and believe it should be referred to the ECJ for a legal opinion before its ratification. This ruling is indicative in this regard."