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Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 27/01/2020
  • 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)

  • 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 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 (since 25/01/2021)
  • 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 (since 23/06/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 23/06/2016)
  • 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

23/06/2022 | 18:45:26 Thank you very much.  Well, I think that "anybody who thinks freely, thinks well." That was something that was said by one of the first visionaries of Europe. This is the gist of human value. It is the core of human value. Freedom of thought forms part of human freedoms, human rights. That is what gives meaning, a sense, to our existence, to our life as human beings. So we are talking about a society that should be free. That is our vision. And we can gain that freedom through knowledge. But... 28/04/2022 | 15:47:39 Thank you, Mr Chair. I would like to thank the rapporteur for the excellent and the well elaborated presentation, together with the rapporteur for opinion for this presentation. Genuine democracy should not only be declared but most importantly should have specific content. Elected representatives and public authorities, therefore, should give practical meaning to norms and regulations by encompassing the essence of human and civil rights, upon which the concept of democracy is founded... 27/04/2022 | 20:02:37 Thank you, Madam Chair. I strongly support the well elaborated report by Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO, which highlights a number of very important issues on the use of excessive and unjustified force by law enforcement agents. These issues are both current and enduring and pertain both to the relevant national legal frameworks, as well as to the pertinent international legal standards. Let me start my intervention by stressing that a democratic society requires the enforcement of the law. This is... 27/01/2022 | 10:50:33 Thank you, Mr President. Firstly, I would like to thank the rapporteur, Mr GATTOLIN, for his thorough work on this ongoing vital issue and we agree with his proposal for the conference which must be issued as soon as possible. We all agree that the practice of enforced disappearances is shameful for all mankind, especially when applied against civilians, but also to military personnel. During the last years we have all seen outrageous scenes of people abducted in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. We... 26/01/2022 | 11:11:23 Thank you very much, Mr President, and allow my congratulations for your election and please accept my certainty that you will fulfil, in the best manner, your high standard mission. My congratulations also to Lord George FOULKES for his excellent report, and my greetings also to Mr Giovanni INFANTINO and Ms Tsakona here as an associate. Playing sport teaches many universal values such as fairness, sportsmanship, teamwork, inclusion and respect. Everyone is equal in sports and everyone should...

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