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Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR (Iceland, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Auditor: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/01/2022
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/01/2021 to 23/01/2022
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 22/01/2018 to 20/01/2019
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 09/10/2017 to 21/01/2018
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 26/01/2017 to 08/10/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 26/01/2017 Representative - Iceland

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • General Rapporteur for political prisoners: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 22/05/2023)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 19/04/2023)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 23/01/2023 to 18/04/2023)
  • General Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders and whistleblowers: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 30/01/2022 to 22/05/2023)
  • Alternate SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 25/01/2021)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Standing Committee (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/04/2018 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 22/01/2018)
  • Alternate SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 12/10/2017 to 20/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 10/03/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 10/03/2017)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 31/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 08/09/2023 to 22/01/2024)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 25/04/2023 to 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 23/05/2022 to 22/01/2024)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 23/05/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 04/04/2022 to 22/01/2024)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 19/04/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and 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)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 22/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 25/06/2018 to 21/01/2019)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

18/04/2024 | 15:37:44 Dear President, Dear colleagues, The Committee of Ministers transmitted to the Assembly a draft Framework Convention on Artificial Intelligence, Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, which was prepared by the Committee on Artificial Intelligence on 20 March. We were invited to give our statutory opinion on a text as soon as possible, because it is no secret that the Committee of Ministers wishes to introduce this first international legally binding instrument on artificial intelligence... 17/04/2024 | 17:27:19 Thank you, Mister Chair. Let me begin by thanking Evgenia for her exceptional and truly moving address. Thank you for reminding us that the resistance against Putin's regime and the anti-war movement in Russia is far from dead, and let us not buy onto the Kremlin's propaganda of unilateral support for this criminal dictator and his work crimes. As you stated, Evgenia, the people fighting against Putin's regime are the alternative, and let us lift them up and raise their voices. Colleagues, I... 17/04/2024 | 15:53:47 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, In March 2022, the historian, politician, and winner of the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize in 2022, Vladimir Kara-Murza, gave a speech to the Arizona House of Representatives. Upon his return to Russia, he was imprisioned for making that speech. During his speech, he said the following, and I quote, "I wish we had been wrong on this, but today the whole world sees what the Putin regime is doing in Ukraine. The cluster bombs on residential areas... 20/06/2023 | 16:22:38 Thank you, Madam President. I would like to thank the rapporteur for his excellent report, and I would also like to express my deep admiration and respect for Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA and for the work that you are doing, and the important work of her cabinet for the people of Belarus. As general rapporteur for the issue of political prisoners in Europe, I express my full solidarity with the 1 700 political prisoners of Belarus and I pledge to use my office to push for their release and to... 27/04/2023 | 16:15:38 Thank you, Mister President, and thank you, Madam ZELENSKA, for being with us today and for your powerful plea for justice for the children of Ukraine. Stealing children, robbing them of their families and their identity is not only an atrocity towards them, it is not only a horrible crime against these children and their families, but it is rightly defined as a component of the crime of all crimes, the crime of genocide. The mounting evidence of the systemic and intentional nature of these...

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