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Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ

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 25/01/2016 Representative - Switzerland

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

  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Bureau of the Assembly (since 29/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Standing Committee (since 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • 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)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Republic of Moldova): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 05/10/2020)
  • 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 (since 30/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 30/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 29/01/2020)
  • 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 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 (since 06/07/2020)
  • 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

24/06/2021 | 16:45:18 Thank you, Mister Vice-President. This report is particularly important — essential, I would say — and its observation is clear and without appeal. We are certainly a little too inclined to believe that this has happened, that living well together has become the rule overall. Our society would testify on a daily basis to the values to which it claims — respect, tolerance, fraternity — and yet, sometimes, the awakening can be very brutal. This important and essential report, I repeat, is a... 24/06/2021 | 11:16:30 Thank you, Mister President. Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, The Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons took the initiative for this current affairs debate after its ad hoc sub-committee returned from a fact-finding visit to Greece last May, on the situation of refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos following the destruction by fire of the Mória camp. Following this visit, the Committee felt it necessary to convey two strong messages. The first is the need to... 24/06/2021 | 10:52:53 Thank you, Mr Vice-President. Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, On behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, let me congratulate Mr Paulo PISCO on this substantial report, which is the result of many years of continuous work in our Committee on the subject of diaspora. As migration to and from European countries is constantly increasing, Europe needs to promote a standard diaspora policy in order to value and dignify the presence of diasporas in countries of... 23/06/2021 | 18:32:22 Thank you, Madam President. I have just heard our Russian colleague, Mr Yury OLEINIKOV, explain to us that there is no problem: move along, there is nothing to see. That the Russian Federation was a country that respected human rights. I got to know this issue in a modest way about three years ago with my Swiss colleague, Mr Manuel TORNARE, who was in charge of this issue before Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR, and he explained the situation to me a little. I'm fairly sure I can believe what... 22/06/2021 | 17:22:15 Vice-President, Ladies and Gentlemen, dear colleagues, History has taught us that pandemics, in addition to causing mass deaths and fear, have always brought chaos, social unrest, often political upheaval, even revolution, and always socio-economic instability. So how can we therefore be surprised, then, by the significant impact of Covid-19 on our lives in terms of the way in which we have been living for the past year? Without a vaccine, we would have had several years of successive waves...

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