21/06/2022 | 17:43:39 Thank you Chair, I think every one of us has been shocked by the brutality of Mr Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine; the absolute cynicism that we have seen in Mariupol, in Bucha - but none of us really should be shocked that that war took place because Mr Vladimir Putin gave us plenty of warning - he gave us warning in 2014, when he annexed the Crimea illegally. Had we reacted at that time as we've now begun to react, then I think it is very credible to say we could have prevented the tragedy... 20/06/2022 | 15:13:23 Thank you, Madam Chair. Let me begin by congratulating our colleague, Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW, for what I think is an excellent report. The report that is timely, because he is right to tell us that in this European home of ours hate speech is on the increase, intolerance is on the increase. Some of that is driven by other forces, but clearly social media has been a major driver of those changes. It is time that we once again examine the role of political parties in combating this. Mr... 28/04/2022 | 11:51:56 Yes, thank you, Chair. Let me congratulate once again the rapporteur for what is an excellent report and for the work of course of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights in bringing that report before us today. It is important to say there must be rules of war. Sometimes it seems an odd thing. If ever we recognise why there must be rules of war, it is this conflict being waged by Russia in Ukraine. The victims are individuals, those who have been tortured, those who've been raped... 15/03/2022 | 12:45:24 Thank you, Mr President. Let me begin by thanking our rapporteur for what is both an excellent document but one that's been improved during the course of its time through our Assembly's deliberations. It's now a very powerful political statement that does two mutually reinforced things. It gives a very clear signal to the Council of Ministers that we expect the expulsion of Russia from the Council of Europe. It also says to our colleagues on the Council of Ministers that they must do that... 27/01/2022 | 12:32:24 Thank you, Mr President. Of course, the Council of Europe is not a security organisation. But, nevertheless, I think every one of us knows that any resort to military violence in different parts of Europe will lead to human rights abuse on a massive scale. We have two major flashpoints now. One: Bosnia-Herzegovina and the second: between Russia and Ukraine. We know, let me take the second of these, Ukraine. We know that any military intervention by Russia into Ukraine would obviously lead...
23/05/2022 | Doc. 15536 | Committee Opinion The role of political parties in fostering diversity and inclusion: a new Charter for a non-racist society 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15381 | Report The situation in Afghanistan: consequences for Europe and the region 09/08/2007 | Doc. 11366 | Report Realising both economic growth and social protection in Europe in an era of globalisation 04/05/2007 | Doc. 11281 | Report Prosecution of offences falling within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) 30/03/2007 | Doc. 11226 | Report Honouring of obligations and commitments by Azerbaijan
20/05/2022 | Doc. 15452 | Written declaration Kazakhstan's human rights violations and "shooting without warning" must be internationally investigated 20/05/2022 | Doc. 15458 | Written declaration Poland: the lack of respect for the rule of law and the crackdown on critical voices must stop 20/05/2022 | Doc. 15475 | Written declaration Empowering national sports association to stand up for human rights and against violation of international law 20/05/2022 | Doc. 15476 | Written declaration Ukraine: human rights and humanitarian law must be respected 02/05/2022 | Doc. 15518 | Motion for a resolution Increasing members’ active participation in and contribution to the work of the Parliamentary Assembly and its committees
22/06/2022 | Doc. 15539, vote on the draft text for resolution Preventing and combating antisemitism in Europe 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for resolution Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe? 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for recommendation Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe? 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15544, vote on the draft text for resolution The continuing need to restore human rights and the rule of law in the North Caucasus region 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15545, vote on the draft text for resolution Reported cases of political prisoners in the Russian Federation