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 Assem... 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 Council o... 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 represen... 29/01/2020 | 10:21:09 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, Freedom of religion or belief is an important right, enshrined in article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group deeply respects everyone's freedom to manifest their religion. Religious persons or believers have the right not to be discriminated against in equal measure to everyone else. Nevertheless, we fear that this report tries to justify that one's religion or belief can give you the right to discrim... 28/01/2020 | 17:46:38 Thank you, Madame Chair, Let me begin by thanking the rapporteur for his excellent report. I believe it is a great contribution to the already vast work of this Assembly when it comes to the protection of freedom of expression. And to name just a few that have gone through my Committee during my previous chairmanship of the Legal Affairs Committee, I would of course mention the report on Daphne CARUANA GALIZIA's murder, but also our report on the protection of whistle-blowers all over Europe. Be...
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 11/10/2017 | Doc. 14418 | Committee Opinion Prosecuting and punishing the crimes against humanity or even possible genocide committed by Daesh
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 31/01/2020 | Doc. 15061 | Written declaration Defend the rights of Julian Assange and the freedom of the press
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 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15020, vote on the draft text for recommendation Reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for resolution The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace