31/01/2020 | 11:56:15 Thank you, Mr President. Ladies and Gentlemen, This is a report, a resolution, which deals with a very key issue of human rights and, above all, of human dignity. At the same time, it is an appeal to all our member States to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Combating and Preventing Organ Transplant Tourism, which has been in force since 2018. We currently have only 9 signatures, and this Council of Europe Convention is the only instrument of international law. It is one of the... 30/01/2020 | 18:39:39 Thank you very much! This progress report from the Monitoring Committee -- it is a tradition that it is presented in January -- and I think that it shows, quite impressively, the immense amount of work that our colleagues do as rapporteurs. I remember back when I was the chair of the Monitoring Committee and we had to find a rapporteur for Ukraine. We calculated how long someone had spent in Ukraine overall to prepare the report, and it totalled three months of the time of intense crisis... 30/01/2020 | 17:14:47 Thank you, Mr President. Mr President, Commissioner, ladies and gentlemen, I too would like to start by expressing my sincere thanks for these excellent reports and, above all, for not being afraid to call a spade a spade. For that is the modern slavery that we are experiencing here, and not all states react to it in the same intelligent way, I have to say that this also applies to member states. For example, in forced prostitution, the passports of the victims are taken away; such victims... 30/01/2020 | 11:34:09 Thank you, Mr. Chairman Well, I can remember when the rapporteur for Azerbaijan sat here in the front row, and Mr Strasser, as rapporteur for political prisoners. It was scandalous that the rapporteur for Azerbaijan called on the House to vote against the report on political prisoners. It was outrageous and scandalous. I am rapporteur for the Monitoring Committee on Azerbaijan and I appeal to you to adopt this excellent report by our rapporteur today. I think this would be a very important... 30/01/2020 | 11:02:31 Thank you, Mr President, Thank you for the debate. Above all, however, I would like to thank the Social Committee, which unanimously adopted this resolution, and no amendment was tabled before the deadline. In this respect, I am somewhat saddened by a few dark speeches here; especially in the House of Human Rights, but I did say at the beginning of the debate: let us try and get away from the issue of parents and see only the best interests of the child. And, yes, it is like this: no child is...
16/06/2020 | Doc. 15117 | Report Ethics in science and technology: a new culture of public dialogue 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15055 | Report International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 09/01/2020 | Doc. 15029 | Report Organ transplant tourism 06/06/2018 | Doc. 14566 | Report Deliberate destruction and illegal trafficking of cultural heritage 24/01/2018 | Doc. 14487 | Committee Opinion Jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and rights of their staff
17/09/2020 | Doc. 15140 | Motion for a resolution The role of the media in times of crisis 10/09/2020 | Doc. 15137 | Motion for a resolution Fighting and preventing excessive and unjustified use of force by the law enforcement officers 08/09/2020 | Doc. 15135 | Motion for a resolution Human rights violations in Belarus require an international investigation 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15131 | Motion for a resolution Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus 22/06/2020 | Doc. 15119 | Motion for a resolution The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and culture
31/01/2020 | Doc. 15028, vote on the draft text for resolution Democracy hacked? How to respond? 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for resolution International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for recommendation International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for resolution Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for recommendation Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan