24/01/2024 | 18:56:14 Thank you very much, Madam President. Can I say I greatly welcome this Report and congratulate my good friend Constantinos on a job well done. Can I also welcome, as Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, my colleague Lord Richard KEEN not just from the United Kingdom, but from Scotland. And he's a great advocate and brings a good forensic skill to the Chair of the Committee, which will be particularly useful in areas like this, where he has a great experience and great... 22/06/2023 | 20:05:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, with the active support of Belarus, has become even more brutal in the past few months. As well as the killing of innocent civilians, women and children, and the forced deportation of parentless children to Russia, there has been the most degrading torture of captured Ukrainian soldiers. The Sunday Times reported last week of two young men who were castrated so they could not have kids and the... 21/06/2023 | 16:15:08 Mister Tiny KOX, You will be glad to hear I am not going to follow Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER, except just in one respect, and that is the importance of this Parliamentary Assembly. In an organisation where democracy is one of the three key aims, of course, the Parliamentary Assembly must be given some special consideration and some priority. Within that, as Mr Rik DAEMS said, the political groups must be given some priority. If you cut back on the expenditure of the political groups, you are... 26/04/2023 | 19:09:24 Thank you, Madam President. I don't know if you, Madam President, are, like me, a fan of mysteries on television. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, who always reminds us that he's Belgian and not French, Mr Bernard FOURNIER! Then Sherlock Holmes written by [a man] who came from Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as I have come from Edinburgh. Now I can see some of you are wondering, "What's this got to do with the subject of today's debate?" I think we have a mystery here. Why is the United... 24/01/2023 | 17:24:53 Thank you, Mister President. When Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN introduced her excellent report, she put the three key themes of our work in this order: democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Democracy first. And that's not to underplay human rights, but human rights I think is well understood. Democracy is sometimes taken for granted as our role, and sometimes lip service is paid to our democratic functions. So we need to increase the profile of our role in democracy, not just one form of...
10/01/2022 | Doc. 15430 | Report Football governance: business and values 03/01/2020 | Doc. 15021 | Report Threats to media freedom and journalists’ security in Europe 09/05/2017 | Doc. 14320 | Report Human rights of older persons and their comprehensive care 25/09/1980 | Doc. 4587 | Report Youth cooperation in Europe
29/01/2024 | Doc. 15917 | Motion for a resolution Socialising at schools: for an inclusive education fostering democratic values 26/01/2024 | Doc. 15916 | Motion for a resolution Media concentration and threats to media pluralism and independence 25/01/2024 | Doc. 15912 | Motion for a resolution Externalising asylum increases the risk of undermining the system of international protection 25/01/2024 | Doc. 15913 | Written declaration Call on Kazakhstan to ratify and implement the Istanbul Convention 24/01/2024 | Doc. 15903 | Motion for a resolution Putting an end to collective expulsions of aliens
24/01/2024 | Doc. 15868, vote on the draft text for resolution Globalisation in times of crisis and war: the role of the OECD since the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 24/01/2024 | Doc. 15898, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of Azerbaijan 24/01/2024 | Doc. 15880, vote on the draft text for resolution Allegations of systemic torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in places of detention in Europe 22/06/2023 | Doc. 15797, vote on the draft text for resolution Political consequences of the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine 22/06/2023 | Doc. 15795, vote on the draft text for resolution War of aggression against Ukraine – Participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics?