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Mr Rafael HUSEYNOV

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In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 23/01/2006

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2006 Representative - Azerbaijan
  • from 22/01/2001 to 23/01/2006 Substitute - Azerbaijan

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 25/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 23/01/2012)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 23/01/2006 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 11/10/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 25/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 24/01/2018 to 11/10/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 27/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 26/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 26/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 26/01/2016 to 24/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 24/01/2013 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 24/01/2013 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/01/2013 to 24/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 22/01/2013 to 24/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Population (from 25/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on the Cultural Heritage (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Sustainable Development (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on the Media (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 23/01/2006 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Kamal JAFAROV (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 30/04/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Sahiba GAFAROVA (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2016 to 29/04/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Vusal HUSEYNOV (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 25/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Alternate of Ms Ganira PASHAYEVA (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 24/01/2016)
  • Alternate of Ms Ganira PASHAYEVA (Member): (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 24/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Konul NURULLAYEVA (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 26/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Ganira PASHAYEVA (Member): Sub-Committee on Migration (from 25/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/06/2022 | 11:19:26 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear Colleagues. There is no good war. Because any war destroys, ruins human lives and brings tears. Therefore, the wise saying of the ancient Roman philosopher Cicero expressed 21 centuries ago remains valid today that a bad peace is better than a good war. In 2017, we witnessed an event bearing important historical and symbolic meaning. A tram line has been opened between our long-time native Strasbourg and the German city of Kehl. I confess, I welcomed this event... 23/06/2022 | 17:43:53 Thank you, Mister President, dear colleagues, First of all, on behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, I would like to start by thanking the Rapporteur Mr Jacques MAIRE for this very important report. The Council of Europe has long ago overstepped the limit of being a purely European organisation. For several years, a number of non-European countries have been directly participating in the meetings of the Assembly and actively co-operating with the Council of Europe. From... 22/06/2022 | 11:10:17 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear Colleagues, I am proud that in my country Azerbaijan, mosques, churches and synagogues are side by side, and there is no need to keep armed guards near any of them. It is the case now; it has been the case for centuries. The famous 12th century Jewish traveller, Benjamin of Tudela, said that there were 1 000 synagogues in Azerbaijan at that time. However, this figure is clear evidence of how close the Jews had been integrated into Azerbaijani society in the Middle... 21/06/2022 | 17:36:51 Thank you, Chair. Dear Colleagues, The strongest man in the world cannot tear a sheet of paper by pulling it wider. However, fold this sheet a few times, then smooth it out and give it to a child. The child will easily tear the already folded paper. So is society. It is difficult until the hard layer collapses. Once a crack has formed, it gradually deepens and causes new cracks to form. Serious security threats in Europe require decisive action to make the future more certain. Europe is... 20/06/2022 | 12:38:38 Thank you President. Dear colleagues, As I reflect on this Progress Report, I would like to reflect not only on the work done and the achievements gained since the last part-session but also on how the Assembly has passed the previous period of the pandemic, to assess the difficult and testing path that we have left behind. Because today, for the first time in the past two years, we are all working at full capacity, visually, without masks, in a pre-pandemic mode. This marks the end of an...

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