23/06/2021 | 16:29:59 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, At the very beginning, I would like to stress that different electoral systems regulations, should allow for political participation of people belonging to minorities. Thresholds and other measures that could disadvantage minority parties from accessing elected bodies should be changed. The right of each and every citizen to be represented in the political decision-making process is one of the basic principles of democracy. An elected body should... 22/06/2021 | 17:00:23 Dear Chair, dear colleagues, First of all, of course I wish to congratulate Mr Andrej HUNKO for this report. It draws attention to the socio-economic dimension of the crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic and points out that its effects have been aggravated due to structural weaknesses that already existed within our societies. The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination welcomes the recognition that inclusive and sustainable development must be at the heart of all recovery efforts... 19/04/2021 | 19:43:03 Thank you, distinguished Chair, dear colleagues. Thank you for this really constructive debate and all of the nice and not so nice words I heard during this debate. First of all, I would like to focus on the fact that about 340 indigenous national minorities live and operate in 47 European countries, which is more than 100 million people. That means that every seventh inhabitants of the continent is a member of a national minority or an ethnic group. This report is about them. I understand... 19/04/2021 | 17:41:59 Distinguished Chair, Dear colleagues, 23 years after the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities entered into force, give us the opportunity to go back to fundamentals: to human dignity, inclusion, respect and recognition of minority rights in a changing environment, and to examine how an understanding of equality and non-discrimination may interact with the overall minority discourse. Minorities enrich the societies of each and every country in the world. By working... 26/06/2019 | 10:25:10 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, We all know people who are affected by mental health issues. Yet, mental illness is still surrounded by stigma and stereotypes and people with mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities are still subjected to treatment and attention without their consent. I would like, first of all, to congratulate Madam Rapporteur for really her excellent work and excellent analysis of this paradigm. She has shown the harmful effects of an approach to...
19/06/2021 | Doc. 15322 | Committee Opinion Overcoming the socio-economic crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic 01/03/2021 | Doc. 15231 | Report Preserving national minorities in Europe 08/06/2019 | Doc. 14907 | Report Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality 20/03/2019 | Doc. 14845 | Report The role and responsibilities of political leaders in combating hate speech and intolerance 23/01/2018 | Doc. 14481 | Committee Opinion Challenge on procedural grounds of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of Andorra
01/07/2021 | Doc. 15339 | Motion for a resolution Violation of the rights of national minorities in Ukraine 25/06/2021 | Doc. 15334 | Motion for a resolution The ongoing worsening of the access of Ukraine’s national minorities to education in their mother tongues: need for a follow-up to Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 2189 (2017) 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15328 | Motion for a resolution Implementation of Recommendation No. R(2000)13 of the Committee of Ministers and the access of "Trophy" archives of the Russian Federation 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15329 | Motion for a resolution The role of political parties in fostering diversity and inclusion: a new Charter for a non-racist society 04/02/2020 | Doc. 15072 | Motion for a resolution Re-establishing sustainable living conditions for autochthonous communities in balance with their natural environments in member States
23/06/2021 | Doc. 15301, vote on the draft text for resolution Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision making 22/06/2021 | Doc. 15308, vote on the draft text for resolution Media freedom, public trust and the people’s right to know 22/06/2021 | Doc. 15308, vote on the draft text for recommendation Media freedom, public trust and the people’s right to know 22/06/2021 | Doc. 15309, vote on the draft text for resolution Covid passes or certificates: protection of fundamental rights and legal implications 22/06/2021 | Doc. 15310, vote on the draft text for resolution Overcoming the socio-economic crisis sparked by the Covid-19 pandemic