28/09/2021 | 19:50:11 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I am convinced that we all are against the so-called “honour crimes” and strongly oppose this form of unacceptable behaviour stemming from various traditions, customs or religions perpetrated by family members who do not accept a life choice, a desire for emancipaion etc. of their daughters, sisters, mothers, cousins - their victims. All forms of violence against women (and girls), including those in the name of traditional codes of honour... 28/09/2021 | 19:42:09 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) 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 reflect the political composition of the electorate. As long as women and men do not enjoy the same empowerment, participation, visibility and equal access to resources, we cannot consider human rights to be respected, nor democracy and the rule of law to be achieved. Gender... 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...
19/06/2021 | 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
21/09/2021 | Doc. 15374 | Motion for a resolution Supporting a European perspective for the Western Balkans 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
30/09/2021 | Doc. 15381, vote on the draft text for resolution The situation in Afghanistan: consequences for Europe and the region 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15367, vote on the draft text for resolution Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: need for enhanced action by the Council of Europe 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15367, vote on the draft text for recommendation Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: need for enhanced action by the Council of Europe 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15351, vote on the draft text for resolution More participatory democracy to tackle climate change 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15351, vote on the draft text for recommendation More participatory democracy to tackle climate change