Claude is a member of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, and a substitute member of the industry, research and energy committee. First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Claude was the first Asian-origin MEP. He was re-elected in 2009, 2014 and 2019 where he led the London list. He was chair of the European Parliament civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee from 2014-2019 and the Socialists & Democrats Group spokesperson from 2009-2014. Claude was also a CRE Commissioner and Council Member of Liberty.
Claude was previously director of JCWI, the national migration and refugee charity, and chief executive of the Immigrants’ Aid Trust. Before that, he was a national officer at the TUC, a representative to the European TUC in Brussels and a House of Commons adviser.
With a legal background, Claude has campaigned, written widely and provided regular media commentary on human rights and migration issues including co-authoring the ‘Politics of Migration’ (Blackwells, 2003) and ‘The European Union after the Treaty of Lisbon’ (Cambridge University Press, 2012), as well as organising legal test cases in UK and the European Courts.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Delegation for relations with India
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (Substitute)
Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo (Substitute)
Accountant's letter of certification regarding expenses and allowances
Claude Moraes MEP
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