Claude is chair of the European Parliament Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee, and a member of the budgets committee, and special committee on terrorism. First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Claude was the first Asian-origin MEP. He was re-elected in 2009 where he led the London list. He was the Socialists & Democrats Group spokesperson in the European Parliament for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 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
Conference of Committee Chairs
Special Committee on Terrorism (Substitute)
Committee on Budgets (Substitute)
Accountant's letter of certification regarding expenses and allowances
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Claude Moraes MEP
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