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Ms Olena SOTNYK

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Deputy
Samopomich Union

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv
Ukraine

sotnyk.olena@rada.gov.ua

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 25/01/2016 to 29/09/2019
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 20/03/2015 to 24/01/2016
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 26/01/2015 to 19/03/2015

In the Assembly

  • from 26/01/2015 to 29/09/2019 Representative-Ukraine

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

  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 24/01/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Standing Committee (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/01/2017 to 08/10/2017)
  • Alternate ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 02/10/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 26/01/2015 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 11/09/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 10/09/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 25/01/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 28/01/2015 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/01/2015 to 08/10/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Leonid YEMETS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 26/01/2015 to 29/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO (Full Member): Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 25/01/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Pavlo UNGURYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 28/01/2015 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Georgii LOGVYNSKYI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 27/01/2015 to 08/10/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/06/2019 | 16:30:34 I wanted to spend this time to remind you also of some lessons from history. But I don't think that it is a case. I wanted to remind you of the words of Mr Chamberlain in 1938, when he was trying to explain to the citizens why their country allowed Hitler to occupy the Sudetenland. He said that it was going to bring peace to a generation but it didn't bring peace, it brought war. I should better spend my time to one more time remind you of some names –Bekirov, Sentsov, Hryb , Karpyuk, Klykh... 24/06/2019 | 17:14:22 Merci, Madame Président. All of this reminds me of the story –I know maybe all of you know this– Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose. I will just remind you: the nightingale felt pain for the boy who was suffering from unexpected love and decided to help him to find a red rose. There weren't any red roses in the garden, just white roses and she performed a suicidal act while sinking with his heart on the thorn, giving her heart's blood to a white rose which turns into a beautiful red... 10/04/2019 | 17:47:23 I remember when I first entered this Chamber. It was six years ago, and I was not an MP at the time; I did not dream that I would become an MP or a delegate from my country. I sat where Ms Stella KYRIAKIDES is now sitting, and I was a participant in the World Forum for Democracy. It was hugely inspirational to come here and feel the energy of this Organisation. That is why I committed to follow everything that happens in the Assembly, and I am working hard to make it better and to follow its... 23/01/2019 | 10:11:13 First, I pay tribute to the rapporteur and thank the vice-chairman of the committee, who presented the report. This co-operation was extremely important because I think it was the first time that two committees have approved all amendments unanimously, so I thank you for the great co-operation. The report addresses the problem of the technological shift that has created the new tools of social media and online media. Of course, that has had a tremendous impact on democratic institutions, the... 22/01/2019 | 19:49:05 The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights adopted Mr Gutiérrez’s report just last December. I will be brief, because our chairperson perfectly presented the report in more detail on behalf of the rapporteur. In a nutshell, the committee considers that the 1990 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, while not legally binding, has symbolic value and political significance for human rights policy under Islam. However, the declaration fails to reconcile Islam with universal human...

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