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Ms Ingjerd SCHOU

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 08/02/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 20/11/2009 to 07/02/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 22/11/2013 Representative-Norway
  • from 20/11/2009 to 22/11/2013 Substitute-Norway

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

  • Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs: Standing Committee (since 29/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 29/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs: Bureau of the Assembly (since 29/01/2020)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 26/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2018 to 25/01/2018)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/06/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 22/11/2013)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 19/11/2013)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 25/01/2012 to 26/06/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 21/11/2013)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Economic Affairs and Development (from 20/11/2009 to 23/01/2012)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Ethics (since 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 22/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 30/03/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on International Economic Relations (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Karin ANDERSEN (Member): (Former) Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee (from 20/11/2009 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

20/11/2020 | 15:42:39 Mr President and colleagues, today I have the honour to present the conclusions of the reflections of the Committee on Rules of Procedure on some simple proposals to improve our procedures during plenary sittings and committee meetings. None of these proposals contain any radical changes. They simply intend to amend those provisions in the Rules of Procedure which need to be supplemented or reviewed in order to better correspond to our parliamentary practice. I therefore hope that the members... 20/11/2020 | 15:00:33 Dear president, dear colleagues. COVID-19 has, once again, shown how fragile democracy, rule of law and also human rights are. As of the crisis we also see fundamental values and principles being challenged. We have seen political leaders using the ongoing crisis to extend their power and also influence, sidestepping democratic processes. We have also seen basic human rights, such as freedom of expression and assembly, being challenged and limited, explained by the need to protect public... 29/01/2020 | 17:00:03 Thank you Chair. Dear colleagues, After years of internal difficulties which have prevented us from focusing on our mandate, monitoring and safeguarding the human rights of 800 million citizens in the Council of Europe's member states, it has been reassuring to follow the Assembly's good work on this complementary joint procedure. The discussions and deliberations have been held in a constructive tone. I encourage everybody to continue along this line, also in today's debate. I am equally... 24/06/2019 | 18:33:32 Thank you Madam Chair. First, a big thank you to our Rapporteur Ms Petra De Sutter. You have done a tremendous job with this report and I think we all know how demanding it has been. It has required the utmost of political skill and patience. Thank you. Dear colleagues, in its 70 years, the Council of Europe has found itself in deeply challenging situations. It has suffered from internal divisive conflicts. At the same time, there is a rise in nationalism, populism and repression in Europe... 10/04/2019 | 17:12:16 I thank Mr Tiny KOX for his report and the work he has done on it. For 70 years, the Council of Europe has been an arena for pan-European dialogue and a watchdog for human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Today this position is both challenged and weakened. This is due to growing nationalistic and populist trends in Europe, but it is also a result of our own internal difficulties. These internal difficulties have for too long prevented us from focusing our time and energy on the mandate...

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