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Dr. Charles Tannock MEP
- Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
- Member of the Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
- Substitute Member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights
- European Cancer Patient Coalition and the EP Intergroup on Animal Welfare and Friends of Tibet,
- Founder of the EP Friends of India,
- Founder member of the EP Friends of the Commonwealth,
- Member of the advisory board of the EU Friends of Armenia,
- Honorary EP Parliamentary Adviser to Save the Assyrians Campaign and Anglicans for Israel,
- Vice-President of the European Friends of Israel and the UK Friends of Falun Gong,
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh,
- Ambassador for FRODO, a UK registered charity which helps Romanian disabled orphans,
- Chairman of the EP-Taiwan Friendship Group.
- 2004 deputy leader of the EP Observer mission to the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential elections
- 2009-2014 Special Rapporteur of the European Parliament for Human Rights in Sahel Region and Western Sahara, UK Conservative Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Spokesman
- 2009-2014 ECR Group Coordinator on Foreign Affairs Committee
- 2009-2014 Vice-Chairman, EP Delegation to NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Charles Tannock has been Member of the European Parliament since 1999 where he is currently serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Until 2014, Charles Tannock was the Foreign Affairs and Human Rights Spokesman for the UK Conservative delegation in the European Parliament.
He has been involved in a series of parliamentary friendship group. Amongst others, he served as Vice-President of the European Friends of Israel and was a member of Friends of Tibet. He was also founder of the EP Friends of India, a founder member of the EP Friends of the Commonwealth, a member of the advisory board of the EU Friends of Armenia. He served on the Executive Committee of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh and was Chairman of the EP-Taiwan Friendship Group. In November 2011, Charles Tannock was appointed a Commissioner for Human Rights of the UK Conservative Party. Today, he is a member of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community and of the delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly.
Charles Tannock was the deputy leader of the EP Observer mission to the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential elections. The negative findings of this joint mission with the OSCE were a significant factor in mobilizing international support for Viktor Yushchenko's "Orange Revolution". He takes a keen interest in enlargement issues.
Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Charles Tannock worked for several years as a consultant psychiatrist in London and was a senior lecturer at University College Hospital. Today, he is involved politically in a number of cross party parliamentary groups working to support sufferers from epilepsy, cervical cancer and mental illness.
Charles Tannock was educated at Bradfield College, Berks followed by Balliol College, Oxford and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London. He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Having spent his childhood living in various European cities, Charles is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian. He has travelled extensively in South America and Eastern Europe and written political pamphlets as well as extensive publications in the medical literature.