22/04/2021 | 11:52:33 Thank you Madam President and I apologise for the technological links that have prevented me from joining so far. There are only two points that I wish to raise. The first is the Istanbul Convention and the second is the independence of the judiciary. The withdrawal by the president from the Istanbul Convention without any parliamentary debate is indeed a devastating a piece of news as has been demonstrated this week on a number of different occasions. And withdrawing from a human rights... 21/04/2021 | 17:22:58 Thank you very much, Mr President. I had not quite seen myself as the champion of Anglo-Saxon Europe, but there we are. I would like to thank the rapporteurs for their reports on this. They raised some very important points. The importance of this is, firstly, in what they do to link chronic and long-term illness with premature mortality, that is a very important point. But the second point – that they do mention throughout their report – is the effect that this has on lives and on the... 21/04/2021 | 12:07:13 Thank you Mr President. I would like to begin by giving my warmest congratulations to both rapporteurs who produced excellent reports on this. A number of people have said that Belarus is not of course a member of the Council of Europe. If it were a member of the Council of Europe, in the face of these elections, it would be chucked out because this is not an acceptable way of behaving. Nobody could have sat there after the elections and watch the mass protests with a hard heart and not sided... 20/04/2021 | 17:27:39 Thank you Madam President. Soon after I first joined the Council of Europe which was some time ago now, I was involved in a debate on behalf of my group in the hemicycle on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. It is very sad for me to still be here still talking about the same conflict. You can argue about whether it is the same conflict or not, but essentially it is the the same conflict. The reason that is very sad is because I have many friends amongst the Azeri delegation and I... 20/04/2021 | 16:02:16 Mr President, I think if you listen to the earlier contributions to this debate you could have been forgiven for thinking that the rise of digital companies is entirely due to the pandemic. Of course it is not. It may have been enhanced by the pandemic, but it is not due to the rise of these companies during the pandemic. Clearly the other thing that I think, that it is important to stress this point, is that these companies produce products, produce services, that people like, that are of...
21/04/2021 | Doc. 15272 | Report The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey 19/10/2020 | Doc. 15171 | Report New crackdown on political opposition and civil dissent in Turkey: urgent need to safeguard Council of Europe standards
11/02/2020 | Doc. 15082 | Motion for a resolution Voluntary relocation for migrants in need of humanitarian protection 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15066 | Motion for a resolution Widespread recurring violence against security, fire and medical services on New Year’s Eve: how to restore trust and the rule of law 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15046 | Motion for a resolution Follow-up to the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14946 | Motion for a resolution Best interests of the child and policies to ensure a work-life balance 27/06/2019 | Doc. 14931 | Motion for a resolution Initiating Assembly contacts with the Somaliland Parliament, with a view to its possible eventual Partnership for Democracy with the Assembly
22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for resolution The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for recommendation The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15272, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey 20/04/2021 | Doc. 15252, vote on the draft text for resolution The Assembly's vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe 20/04/2021 | Doc. 15252, vote on the draft text for recommendation The Assembly's vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe