30/09/2021 | 16:11:21 Thank you, Chairman. What we're facing today is the unintended but – to an extent – predictable consequences of the policies that we have adopted. We shouldn't be surprised that someone like president Lukashenko is behaving the way that he is, because this is the way he's behaved all the way along towards his own people and towards refugees; most of whom incidentally have paid to get as far as Belarus. I would like us to have a common position, but I also think we need to keep an eye on the... 28/09/2021 | 12:21:03 Thank you Madam President, Inequality is a bit like sin, isn't it? We're all against it, but on occasions, we quite enjoy some of the byproducts thereof. I put forward the argument that a certain level of inequality is inevitable but it's in the sensible interests of the State to promote equality in certain areas; if only to get the best out of the people. Because if you have discrimination in education, in health, and in other areas, you actually end up not functioning well as a society... 20/11/2020 | 15:06:44 Can I firstly say that we're in a transition phase and at the beginning of next year we might still face a situation in which different countries have different rules, both for travel and the quarantining after travel. So, we have to look at the transition period and that means that some people will work remotely and others will be able to be there. Now, we've had this situation in the House of Lords for the last two months and we can be made to work and you can as remote voting works. I... 04/10/2019 | 11:30:37 Thank you, Madam President. We're within a few days of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That recalls to me a conversation I had in this very chamber where the European Parliament used to meet with Jacques Delors, probably the greatest president Europe has ever had. And we referred to Ronald REAGAN's statement "tear down this wall Mr GORBACHEV" and one of the things that we agreed on was that the consequences of tearing down the wall would be a very fundamental change in... 03/10/2019 | 16:07:57 Thank you, Madame President. Can I associate myself also with the condolences to the French government on the dreadful attack today. I voted for Russia to return to this Assembly. I welcome them back, but most of all, I welcome the fact that they wish to join us. They know what this Assembly stands for and the very thoughtful speech by Madame CHRISTENSEN, I thought came very close to where we should be. We need to look carefully at each other but not in a condemnatory way, but in a helpful...
18/10/2021 | Doc. 15394 | Report Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Geneva conventions: the contribution of the Council of Europe to the increasing synergy between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law 20/08/2019 | Doc. 14953 | Report Ombudsman institutions in Europe - the need for a set of common standards 08/04/2019 | Doc. 14862 | Committee Opinion Establishment of a European Union mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights 06/06/2016 | Doc. 14079 | Report Administrative detention
09/02/2022 | Doc. 15417 | Written declaration Possible liquidation of the civil organisation International Memorial by the Russian Government 02/12/2021 | Doc. 15417 | Written declaration Possible liquidation of the civil organisation International Memorial by the Russian Government 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15130 | Motion for a resolution Call for an inclusive national political process in Belarus 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15131 | Motion for a resolution Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus 27/03/2020 | Doc. 15094 | Motion for a resolution COVID-19 – an effective and human rights-compliant response
30/09/2021 | Doc. 15382 rev, vote on the draft text for resolution Increased migration pressure on the borders of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland with Belarus 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15365, vote on the draft text for resolution Socio-economic inequalities in Europe: time to restore social trust by strengthening social rights 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15365, vote on the draft text for recommendation Socio-economic inequalities in Europe: time to restore social trust by strengthening social rights 04/10/2019 | Doc. 14960, vote on the draft text for resolution Jewish cultural heritage preservation 04/10/2019 | Doc. 14960, vote on the draft text for recommendation Jewish cultural heritage preservation