27/01/2021 | 17:51:52 Thank you, Madam President. Freedom of assembly is a fundamental right, essential to the functioning of every healthy democracy. [she was disconnected for a moment] ..right to freedom of assembly. Civil society is a mobilising force of social development on all levels. The right of citizens to organise, to band together, to work on their ideals, on charity, on the progression of their political values, or their deeply-held religious views. NGOs can be formed about so many different things and... 27/01/2021 | 16:46:56 Dear colleagues, Mr Navalny's arrest and the massive public protests that followed are an important moment in Russia's political life. They attracted attention from around the world. We must take this into account in our work. The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights is currently preparing a report on the question of political prisoners in Russia for which I am the rapporteur. The situation of Mr Navalny was already a central issue in this report. Mr Navalny has won seven cases against... 30/01/2020 | 12:30:13 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I want to thank you all for an interesting debate and I would especially like to thank Mr Aleksander POCIEJ and Mr Stefan SCHENNACH for their support and for their kind words about my report. As to the criticism that my work has faced by some colleagues here in this room, I would like to touch upon a few points. First of all, that there is no universally agreed definition of political prisoners. Perhaps you might be right, dear colleagues, but this... 30/01/2020 | 11:12:12 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, Azerbaijan’s membership of the Council of Europe is in crisis. No other country has left such serious problems unresolved for the entire duration of its membership. No other country has ignored an unprecedented ruling of the European Court of Human Rights that it had refused to implement an earlier court judgment. Azerbaijan is willfully defying the authority of the Court and the Committee of Ministers. It is challenging the very purpose of the... 29/01/2020 | 17:20:31 In terms of what this report actually means for our organisation, I think it is a fundamental, a foundational step for us. One step of many that we need to take so that the organs of this organisation can work more in unison, can have better cohesion, can work as one, together for our common values which are democracy, the rule of law and human rights. I think only that standing together other and creating this kind of combined procedure that we can all work on together, we can truly be...
04/12/2020 | Doc. 15192 | Report Urgent need to strengthen Financial Intelligence Units – Sharper tools needed to improve confiscation of illegal assets 18/12/2019 | Doc. 15020 | Report Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 19/03/2019 | Doc. 14843 | Report Promoting parliaments free of sexism and sexual harassment 24/04/2018 | Doc. 14535 | Committee Opinion The status of journalists in Europe 24/04/2018 | Doc. 14539 | Report Copenhagen Declaration, appreciation and follow-up
10/09/2020 | Doc. 15137 | Motion for a resolution Fighting and preventing excessive and unjustified use of force by the law enforcement officers 05/02/2020 | Doc. 15080 | Motion for a resolution How to move forward to make businesses more responsible for human rights abuses? 04/02/2020 | Doc. 15071 | Motion for a resolution Prevention of abuse of mutual legal co-operation with respect to refugees and asylum seekers 04/02/2020 | Doc. 15073 | Motion for a resolution The Parliamentary Assembly’s role in developing a systematic approach to cope with global epidemic outbreaks 31/01/2020 | Doc. 15065 | Written declaration Call for opinion on the Venice Commission regarding the situation of dismissed public servants in Turkey
27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for resolution Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for recommendation Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for resolution International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15055, vote on the draft text for recommendation International obligations concerning the repatriation of children from war and conflict zones 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for resolution Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan