28/01/2021 | 11:29:03 Thank Mr President. I do hope that you can hear me bacause I only see a frozen picture, but I think I'm the next one... Yet again, freedom of expression is a focus for our debate. It is a fundamental right and a prerequisite for political life and democracy. Over time, how we express ourselves has evolved. From speeches in the town square, to opinion pieces in the newspapers, to expressing our views and opinions on online platforms – run by big tech companies. Over time, how our expressions... 28/01/2021 | 09:10:29 Misterr President and Dear Colleagues, Monday morning the credentials of the Russian delegation were challenged on substantive grounds. In accordance with Rule 8 of the rules of procedure, the matter has been referred to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs for opinion. The Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) decided to propose that the Assembly ratify the credentials or... 27/01/2021 | 17:23:41 President, colleagues, First of all, let me underline the importance of this debate. We are discussing the arrest and detention of Mr Alexei Navalny. As an opposition party leader, he has been a target of the Russian regime. Their many efforts to silence him have not succeeded. However, this debate is not only about Mr Navalny, this is also a debate about freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association. Article 10, freedom of expression, and Article 11, freedom of assembly and... 26/01/2021 | 18:31:31 Mr President, I will speak on behalf of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs. First of all I would like to say that I really appreciate that Mr Lee is in the room and to see him again. I also like to use the opportunity to give my thanks to Mr Oleg SAVITSKY. He has really been dedicated and contributed to the Assembly for many years. Thank you so much. I would also like to congratulate Despina with her new position and all the best in your new position... 26/01/2021 | 09:32:14 Thank you chair, The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is the Council of Europe's foremost and Europe's most important human rights body: 820 million European citizens can have their case tried in the court, if they believe that a Council of Europe member state has violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. Through this unique system, the Court has guaranteed the rights and freedoms of thousands of individuals for more than 70 years. I am pleased to read that...
27/01/2021 | Doc. 15218 | Committee Opinion Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 09/11/2020 | Doc. 15179 | Report Modification of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure
02/11/2020 | Doc. 15176 | Motion for a resolution Protecting the pillars of democracy during health crises 01/10/2020 | Doc. 15155 | Motion for a resolution Poisoning of Alexei Navalny 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15130 | Motion for a resolution Call for an inclusive national political process in Belarus 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14946 | Motion for a resolution Best interests of the child and policies to ensure a work-life balance 03/07/2019 | Doc. 14870 | Written declaration Concerns about reports of crackdown on members of the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan
28/01/2021 | Doc. 15216, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 28/01/2021 | Doc. 15199, vote on the draft text for resolution Ethnic profiling in Europe: a matter of great concern 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15212, vote on the draft text for resolution Covid-19 vaccines: ethical, legal and practical considerations 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for resolution Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for recommendation Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States