Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague
Working language: English
31/05/2019 - Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Member States must halt 'pushback' policies and expulsion of migrants 03/04/2019 - Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Rapporteur, ending Balkan visit, expresses concern at reception centre conditions and questions ‘pushback’ denials 25/03/2019 - Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Pushback action by member States: visit by the rapporteur 25/01/2019 - Session Deprivation of nationality as an anti-terror measure may be ‘at odds with human rights’ 08/06/2018 - Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Refugees must not be a tool for political pressure in Turkey, says rapporteur
28/06/2019 | 11:49:02 If there are no other speakers willing to speak then I will answer. I would like to thank everyone who intervened and also thank the kind words, of course, for our cooperation. I really look forward to meeting you again and keep on cooperating with you. But I'd also like to thank you for the large support for my report. I think that the absence of amendments, the absence of more speakers on the list also implies that it is broadly supported and that Members in the Parliamentary Assembly... 28/06/2019 | 11:23:29 Dear chair, dear colleagues, This meeting is very special to me, as it will be the last time that I address the plenary here as a Member of Parliamentary Assembly. Where my colleague Petra De SUTTER left with a big bang this week, I slip away through the backdoor on a very quiet Friday morning. So I'm very grateful for the speakers on the list today. My first PACE meeting was in January 2008, and since then I've seen many people come and go. Of different countries and with different views and... 25/01/2019 | 12:01:20 I thank the rapporteur for addressing the role of parliamentarians in improving the follow-up of the CPT recommendations. The CPT is one of the most precious bodies in the Council of Europe as it supervises the situation of people in vulnerable situations because of their deprivation of liberty. The total control of States over these persons puts a large responsibility on governments to not abuse their power and to respect human rights, as established, inter alia, by Article 5 of the... 25/01/2019 | 11:12:52 I thank my colleagues in the Assembly for their broad support for the concerns around this issue. We all share the concerns about the growing threat of terrorism in our societies, and we are aware that we need to protect our citizens against attacks. We should take our responsibility on the international level because United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178 obliges us to contribute to the prevention and prosecution of terrorist offences at the international level. The bottom line is... 25/01/2019 | 10:07:40 Since the millennium, many member States have faced acts of terrorism or the threat of terrorism. Such attacks cause deep wounds in our societies, and the fear of terrorism also pollutes societies. It is therefore understandable that governments are looking at all possible means of preventing such attacks. The Council of Europe must ensure that those measures are effective and comply with human rights, as we cannot defend our liberal societies by undermining the rule of law. For this report...
08/06/2019 | Doc. 14909 | Report Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States 07/01/2019 | Doc. 14790 | Report Withdrawing nationality as a measure to combat terrorism: a human rights-compatible approach? 13/06/2018 | Doc. 14575 | Report Human rights impact of the “external dimension” of European Union asylum and migration policy: out of sight, out of rights? 24/04/2018 | Doc. 14534 | Committee Opinion The situation in Libya: prospects and role of the Council of Europe 27/06/2017 | Doc. 14359 | Committee Opinion Human rights implications of the European response to transit migration across the Mediterranean
05/07/2019 | Doc. 14949 | Written declaration Follow-up to Resolution 2276 (2019): stop hate speech and acts of hatred in sport 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14943 | Motion for a resolution Ways and means to respond to the migratory challenge at all institutional levels 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14947 | Motion for a resolution Inaction on climate change – a violation of children's rights 03/07/2019 | Doc. 14870 | Written declaration Concerns about reports of crackdown on members of the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan 03/07/2019 | Doc. 14872 | Written declaration The Armenian authorities must take action to protect LGBTI persons from violence and discrimination
28/06/2019 | Doc. 14889, vote on the draft text for resolution Situation in Syria: prospects for a political solution? 28/06/2019 | Doc. 14909, vote on the draft text for resolution Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States 28/06/2019 | Doc. 14909, vote on the draft text for recommendation Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14904, vote on the draft text for resolution Post-monitoring dialogue with Bulgaria 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14902, vote on the draft text for resolution Shedding light on the murder of Boris Nemtsov