30/01/2020 | 12:33:39 Thank you, President. Colleagues, the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan has been discussed by this Assembly for years and years, and I must say that this time, this report was discussed in the Committee in quite a constructive manner and I do appreciate this and I'm grateful to our other colleagues for this cooperation. Unfortunately, today, in this debate, so the situation has changed. I am deeply upset by this flat rejection and flat denial of any criticisms of Azerbaijan. Friends, be... 29/01/2020 | 11:30:35 Thank you, Mr President, Indeed, non-discrimination and equality are at the very heart of modern human rights. All human beings are born free and equal in their dignity and rights; "all" is the keyword. And modern understanding and interpretation of equality goes far beyond formally equal treatment. Moreover, formal equal treatment may appear discriminatory if the persons who are subjected to this treatment are in substantially different situations. This is first established by our European Cour... 27/01/2020 | 11:56:55 Thank you, Ms GOLUBEVA. Are there any 10 members of the Assembly who support the challenge of credentials of the Russian delegation on procedural grounds? Could you please rise and stand up for a while. Thank you, colleagues. It's enough, the support is sufficient, so the credentials of the Russian delegation are sent to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs only. Are there any other challenges? I see none so it seems that this is absolutely highest number of ... 27/01/2020 | 11:32:26 I entered this hemicycle as a member in the previous millennium. During those years, on many occasions I felt proud of the Assembly's work. However, I must candidly admit that on some occasions I also felt ashamed. Our Assembly reflects the political evolution of the national parliaments and of European politics in general. We all face major challenges emerging in Europe and beyond. The mission of this body is to re-affirm and uphold the fundamental values of democracy, human rights and the rule... 26/06/2019 | 17:31:15 Thank you Madam President. As a representative of the Committee I must be neutral and I must be formal. I would like to stress that this is really a very difficult, very emotional and very divisive issue. Also the issue about principles. We have basically two views. The first view is we must be inclusive and all parliamentary delegations must be present here. Including our Russian friend. And I see it is a point. On the other hand some people are concerned that the unconditional return of the Ru...
02/11/2018 | Doc. 14662 | Report Procedure for the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights 17/09/2018 | Doc. 14618 | Report Deal-making in criminal proceedings: the need for minimum standards for trial waiver systems 06/04/2018 | Doc. 14523 | Report Legal challenges related to hybrid war and human rights obligations 26/04/2017 | Doc. 14303 | Committee Opinion Technological convergence, artificial intelligence and human rights 24/01/2017 | Doc. 14240 | Committee Opinion Online media and journalism: challenges and accountability
05/02/2020 | Doc. 15080 | Motion for a resolution How to move forward to make businesses more responsible for human rights abuses? 04/02/2020 | Doc. 15071 | Motion for a resolution Prevention of abuse of mutual legal co-operation with respect to refugees and asylum seekers 27/01/2020 | Doc. 15040 | Motion for a resolution Media freedom, public trust and the people’s right to know 27/01/2020 | Doc. 15041 | Motion for a resolution The control of online communication: a threat to media pluralism, freedom of information and human dignity 09/01/2020 | Doc. 15030 | Motion for a resolution Stopping harassment of women and men speaking out for the right to abort
30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for recommendation International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for resolution Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for recommendation Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for resolution The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for recommendation The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace