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Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 27/01/2020
  • 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)

  • 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 Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 28/01/2020)
  • 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 between Council of Europe Member States (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

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... 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... 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...

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