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Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR

Mandates

In the political groups

  • 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)

  • General Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 30/01/2022)
  • 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 (since 27/04/2018)
  • 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 the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 23/05/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/05/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 04/04/2022)
  • 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

23/06/2022 | 16:14:21 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, The UK government may believe that they are taking a strong stance against, as a colleague mentioned that, the Strasbourg Court, but they are not. It is weak politics to attack the European Court of Human Rights for domestic political purposes. It's weak. It means you have nothing left to stand for. The fact that you aim now to declare supremacy of domestic courts over the European Convention of Human Rights is weak. I seem to recall many... 23/06/2022 | 11:33:17 Dankuwel, Tiny. [in Dutch: Thank you] Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, Let me first extend my deep and heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this terrible terrible crime. I'm doing this on behalf of myself, but also the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group. I think it is important that the resolution actually extends the condolences of the Assembly to the family. It is a strong support for how we feel about this horrific event. I would also like to thank... 21/06/2022 | 19:31:18 Thank you, Mister President, for this generous time. Thank you to all of the speakers and for the resounding support that I have heard for my report, but not only my report, but also Mr Frank SCHWABE's report. It is very important to hear that the Assembly has a very strong support for this report because, regardless of whether or not Russia is a member of this Organisation, we must continue to remind them of their international obligations, and we must continue to fight for the realisation... 21/06/2022 | 18:26:04 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, Imprisoning people for expressing themselves is a lethal weapon against democracy. Criminalising dissent is one of the most effective measures to drain the life out of any democratic society. Creating an atmosphere of fear, repression and persecution of any opposition is the necessary precondition for totalitarian rule. And, as Mr Vladimir Kara-Murza, one of Russia´s political prisoners so eloquently puts it; internal suppression leads to external... 28/04/2022 | 11:29:11 Thank you, Mr Chair. I'd like to commend the Rapporteur on his excellent and comprehensive report that was worked on and finished with very short notice. I would also like to say that this is a combined effort of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. We worked very hard on this report and I think – excuse me – I think we could get a much better report after our collaboration. I would like to point out that it is a comprehensive report but it needs further work by the Committee on...

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