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Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU (Cyprus, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 23/01/2023 to 21/01/2024
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 22/01/2023
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 20/01/2019
  • Member: Socialist Group from 23/01/2017 to 31/07/2017
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialist Group from 20/06/2016 to 22/01/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 20/06/2016 Substitute - Cyprus

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 23/01/2024)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 31/01/2020)
  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 16/03/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 20/06/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 20/06/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and the Society of the Future (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 04/04/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 27/05/2019 to 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/06/2016 to 21/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 23/06/2016 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Ms Christiana EROTOKRITOU (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Christiana EROTOKRITOU (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/01/2024 | 10:45:28 Thank you, thank you my compatriot President. I would like to first start by congratulating Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ for his excellent report. This report raises awareness about the many forms of abuse perpetuated in public and private institutions against children in Europe for decades. It reaffirms the Council of Europe's member states' commitment to combat violence against children in Europe and the intent to open a debate on how to acknowledge the true dimension of the problem, and the need... 24/01/2024 | 19:46:49 Thank you, all of you, for your contribution to this discussion, which is a very sensitive issue. Yes, I can say that isolation is, according to the European Court of Human Rights judgments and CPT, a method of ill treatment, if not torture. The deprivation of freedom must be limited only to that, and not extended beyond that limit. This is a principle which everybody, every single state must obey. Yes, the use of technology against torture is something which we have to proceed with. There is... 24/01/2024 | 18:29:50 This practice is by itself far from the torture free-zone in Europe. It constitutes a serious threat to the democratic foundations of Europe and to the values the Council of Europe stands for. The obligation of states to prevent torture and ill-treatment and to ensure non-repetition of this terrible practice is absolute. Therefore, countries that deliberately and systemically use torture and other forms of ill-treatment in places of detention, should not be tolerated in the sustaining [of... 23/06/2023 | 11:38:37 Thank you, Madam Chair.  First of all, I would like to endorse everything that my friend Mr Stefan SCHENNACH has said about the persecution of Mr Julian Assange, which is a disgrace for our democracy. Secondly, I would like to thank Ms Edite ESTRELA for her very comprehensive report and extraordinary work on this important issue. Digital technology has become indispensable and necessary to our lives. As a matter of principle, every human being has the right to equal access and opportunity to... 23/06/2023 | 10:36:57 Thank you, Mister Chair. I wish, first of all, to congratulate our good friend Sir Christopher CHOPE for his excellent report. The issue before us is, indeed, a worrying development, one that is, of course, linked to the state of the democracy and instability in Europe. New and existing threats have emerged or resurfaced as a result of mistrust between states or within states and attempts to silence opposing voices to the established system or mainstream narrative are on the rise. This report...

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