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Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ (Switzerland, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Treasurer: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 27/01/2020
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 26/01/2020
  • Member: Socialist Group from 25/01/2016 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Substitute - Switzerland
  • from 25/01/2016 to 23/01/2022 Representative - Switzerland

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

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 22/01/2024)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 22/01/2024)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 29/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Bureau of the Assembly (from 29/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Standing Committee (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • General Rapporteur on ending immigration detention of children: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/06/2018 to 25/06/2020)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 24/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 22/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 25/01/2016)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 25/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 25/04/2022 to 26/04/2022)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 30/03/2022 to 26/01/2024)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Republic of Moldova): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 05/10/2020 to 26/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 06/07/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 30/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 30/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 30/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 29/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 25/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 24/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 24/01/2018 to 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 26/01/2016 to 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Charles JUILLARD (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 25/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Sibel ARSLAN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 26/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Raphaël COMTE (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 25/01/2016 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Céline AMAUDRUZ (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 25/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Ada MARRA (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 27/04/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Niklaus-Samuel GUGGER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 24/01/2022 to 24/04/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Sibel ARSLAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (since 25/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Children (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Doris FIALA (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 25/01/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 06/07/2020 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Thomas MÜLLER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 26/01/2016 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Thomas MÜLLER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 26/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Doris FIALA (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Population (from 26/01/2016 to 25/01/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/01/2024 | 11:53:45 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I'd like to sincerely thank you for all your contributions, which show that you have understood, received and share the values of this report. A few brief comments. To Ms Aysu BANKOĞLU from Türkiye - I'd like to thank you for you contribution: yes, in my country, Switzerland, financial compensation has been an important element in reparation. But it's true, you're right, we can't repair everything, and the ideal is prevention. That's another very important point in... 26/01/2024 | 10:37:36 Thank you, Mister Chairman. Ladies and Gentlemen, In many European countries, cases of serious child abuse have occurred in the past in public and religious institutions, and for several decades now revelations have been coming to light all over Europe: physical violence, psychological violence, sexual abuse, deprivation of care, forced adoptions, forced sterilisations. The catalogue of abuses is endless. My work on this distressing subject began in October 2022 with a hearing in the Social... 25/01/2024 | 19:55:01 If no one objects, – does anyone object? – I will consider this amendment definitively rejected. Does anyone object? There are no objections. There are no objections. Amendment No. 3 to the Draft Resolution is rejected and will not be called.   We will now proceed to the vote on the Draft Resolution. A simple majority is required. We proceed to vote on Doc. 15869 (amended) on "Combating SLAPPs: an imperative for a democratic society". The Resolution was accepted by 49 votes to 2, with 4... 24/01/2024 | 19:06:12 Thank you, Madam Chairman. Dear colleagues, I have to tell you quite clearly. I was shocked to read the excellent report by our Cypriot colleague. Shocked and outraged. We represent states that have voluntarily joined our Organisation and its values of democracy, justice and respect for the rule of law and human rights. Our various countries have ratified the legal foundation of our Organisation: the European Convention on Human Rights. This text has been translated into every language, and... 23/01/2024 | 19:55:08 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I'd actually like to start my final speech by thanking Ms Marie MARTIN from the Committee secretariat for her really important work. She was a great help. I have two comments to make on the debate that has just taken place. Firstly, there was Lord KEEN's speech, in which he expressed, in a way, many things that all people use, but perhaps with a logic that seems wrong to me, and which I'm going to try to demonstrate. The idea is that we talk about real refugees and...

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