The sitting began at 8am with a statement from the European Commission on the sustainable fishing of sea bass and a statement on the 28th meeting of the UN's Human Rights Council.
There were then human rights debates on the abduction Christians by Islamic State in Syria, the kidnapping of boys in South Sudan and reported threat of evictions of Maasai in Tanzania (Key Video).
Resolutions on all three subjects were put to the vote at 11am, along with resolutions on the killing of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and co-operation with the Arab League.
The voting session also saw resolutions relating to EU counter-terror co-operation with Arab League states, and the treatment of the political opposition in Venezuela.
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By Paul Seddon
All times stated are UK
And with that, the explanations of vote end and the March plenary is closed by German MEP and Parliament Vice-President Alexander Lambsdorff.
MEPs will next gather in Strasbourg for the April plenary between 27 to 30 April, with a "mini-plenary" in Brussels scheduled for 25 March.
With the votes now finished, MEPs will have the chance to make short speeches to explain how they voted.
Today's final vote is on a resolution relating to political protests against the government in Venezuela.
A joint text, agreed between the Parliament's four biggest political groups, condemns the use of violence against protesters, and calls for the release of a number of prisoners.
The left-wing GUE group has
tabled amendments withdrawing the call for the prisoners to be released, and condemning "the latest coup attempt and related violence by right-wing and extreme-right opposition groups in Venezuela".
These amendments are defeated, and the resolution is passed by 384 to 75, with 45 abstentions.
Arab League and sea bass resolutions passed
MEPs also pass resolutions calling for stronger co-operation with Arab League nations in forming counter-terrorism policy, and for more scientific evaluation of sea bass stocks to formulate policies to ensure it is fished sustainably.
Human rights annual report resolution
MEPs also pass a lengthy
resolution on the international human rights situation, which, amongst its many clauses, repeats a call for binding human rights clauses to be included in all EU international agreements.
Foreign policy resolution
MEPs are now voting on a
resolution on the EU's foreign policy, calling for it to be more ambitious and proactive.
It urges the need to support countries that want to draw closer to the EU, and for countries in the bloc to reduce their energy dependence on Russia.
They also are asking for increased sharing of intelligence information between EU member states, and for greater co-operation with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries to fight the threat of terrorism.
The resolution is passed by 436 to 145, with 64 abstentions - with much rejection from the Eurosceptic right and the left-wing parties, as shown in the voting graphic.
Russian shooting condemned
The next resolution to be put to the vote is on the recent shooting of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
joint text, agreed between five of Parliament's seven political groups, condemns his killing as one of a string of "unresolved politically motivated murders" in Russia.
It also calls for an international investigation into the murder, and recommends that this is supported by instruments available within the framework of the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
The joint resolution is passed.
The third resolution, condemning the actions of the Tanzanian government in requesting the eviction of members of the Maasai tribe living near the near the Serengeti National Park is also approved on a show of hands.
The resolution on Syria is passed.
The second text for resolution from this morning's human rights debates, deploring the use of child soldiers in civil war in South Sudan, is also approved by 626 votes to 4, with 11 abstentions.
That's the final human right debate finished - MEPs are now taking their seats for today's voting session.
First up is the resolution condemning the recent abduction of Assyrian Christians by Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
Land Policy Guidelines, which govern the action of the Commission in its external action with developing countries, state that land rights in such countries must strike a balance between individual rights and duties, taking into account traditional and informal land access schemes.
Catherine Bearder, the only Lib Dem MEP left in the Parliament after last May's elections, says the Maasai play an "essential role" in environmental protection in the area, as their knowledge of the land makes them "best placed" to contribute towards future protection of the land.
That's the debate on child abductions in South Sudan finished.
We now move to the last of this morning's three human rights debates, on accusations of "land grabbing" by the government in Tanzania.
According to local media, the Tanzanian government last month issued an order to the Maasai community living in a chunk of land near the Serengeti National Park to leave the area within 14 days.
Area around the park has been leased to an UAE-based hunting company since 1992 for the recreational hunting of big game, such as lions and leopards.
In 2013, the government said it would be handing over around 1,500 sq km of land near the park to the company, to
Today's resolution condemns this move, which it notes will result in the eviction of around 40,000 Maasai, who depend on grazing cattle there for their livelihoods.
Use of child soldiers 'should no longer be tolerated'
Portuguese Socialist Ana Gomes tells MEPs that the recruitment of child soldiers should have been stopped years ago under previous peace deals, and calls for a hardline approach to tackle the problem, which she adds "should not be tolerated any longer".
She recommends that the international community takes action to end the "climate of impunity" that she says has surrounded child soldier recruitment, and calls for the EU to impose a weapons embargo and for an inquiry to find out whether profits from oil sales have been used to support war in the country.
Background on South Sudan
South Sudan was plunged into crisis in late 2013, just over two years after gaining independence from Sudan in mid-2011.
Fighting between government troops and rebel factions erupted after the country's president, Salva Kiir Mayardit, sacked his deputy Riek Machar, a member of the Nuer - South Sudan's second largest ethnic group.
Despite a ceasefire agreement signed in January last year - reaffirmed in May - violence has continued in the country, with about 1.5. million having been displaced by the fighting.
Activists in the country said earlier this month that 19 of the group had now been freed - with the Assyrian Human Rights Network reporting that the captives gained their freedom after a Sharia court ordered them to pay an unspecified amount of money levied as a tax on non-Muslims.
It has also been reported that Assyrian leaders and Sunni tribal sheikhs are trying to negotiate with IS to secure the release of the rest of the captives, for whom there remains considerable concern among the Assyrian population.
FGM in the UK
Ukip MEP Mike Hookem hails the establishment of the UNHRC in 2006, whilst noting that "we have a long way to go" in the protection of human rights around the world.
Turning his attention closer to home, he says he deplores the lack of UK enforcement of laws banning female genital mutilation - often abbreviated to FGM - accusing the authorities of being "too afraid to stand up for the rights of women and young girls" for fear of "breaching cultural sensitivities".
Call to overcome 'cultural relativism'
Spanish Socialist Elena Valenciano says she welcomes the fact that this morning's resolution has garnered broad support at committee stage, adding that she hopes the EU can make further steps to "speak with one voice" at the UN.
She tells MEPs that the Parliament should not in any way apply "cultural relativism" to the task of defending human rights, which she says must be the "cornerstone" of all EU external policy.
What is the UNHRC?
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body made up of 47 UN member states elected by the UN General Assembly.
It is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights internationally, and for making recommendations on human rights abuse cases.
The HRC, which held its first meeting in June 2006, replaced the former United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
UN rights council statement
That's the debate on sea bass finished, and we move on to the next item on this morning's agenda: a statement from the Commission - today again represented by Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn - on the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), which opened in Geneva on Monday last week.
Call for data
French MEP Alain Cadec, who has tabled a
resolution on sea bass on behalf of the Parliament's fisheries committee, calls on the Commission to use the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund EMFF to collect more scientific information before developing further policies to protect sea bass stocks, citing the need for "precise data" to draw up effective new measures.
Sea bass ban
At the end of January, the commission
announced a series of measures to avert the collapse of the declining sea bass stock, including a ban on trawling sea bass during the spawning season in the Celtic Sea, the Channel, the Irish Sea and the southern North Sea.
The ban will run until the end of April.
First up, however, MEPs are going to be hearing a statement from the Enlargement Commissioner, Johannes Hahn, on the sustainable fishing of sea bass.
He says he is standing in for Maltese commissioner Karmena Vella - who is responsible for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Hello and welcome to BBC Democracy Live's coverage of this final day of the March plenary session in Strasbourg.
As befits European Parliament tradition, MEPs are today going to use the last day of the session to debate a series of three topical human rights cases, which will be followed up by resolutions at the voting session.
MEPs will also be voting on resolutions on the political situation in Venezuela and the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.
There will also be votes on resolutions on the current meeting of the UN's Human Rights Council, the future of EU foreign policy and relations with the Arab League nations.