28/01/2021 | 11:50:09 Thank, Mr President. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group, I would like to compliment the rapporteur Mr Boriss CILEVIČS for the excellent work he did in this report. And Mr Mr CILEVIČS makes it very clear in his conclusion of his report that "there is no need for more tools at international level to prevent and combat ethnic profiling, but the existing ones should be better known and implemented". We see that Mr CILEVIČS makes it really clear in his report why... 20/11/2020 | 16:43:23 Thank you dear colleagues. This was wonderful to listen to and there were so many new ideas and observations. I will pick two. One, Mr Ahmet YILDIZ, thank you very much for pointing out about the Turkish situation. When I was a young diplomat I did my internship in the embassy in Ankara and I actually had to write a report on the directorate general on women's affairs, in 1992. So I learned a bit of my feminism in Istanbul. Maybe this is why I'm such a big fan of the Istanbul Convention. Ms... 20/11/2020 | 16:09:05 Yes, thank you, Mr President. Good afternoon, dear colleagues. Let me start with a quote by Margareta Wahlström, the former Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs, who led the way with Swedish feminist foreign policy. I quote: "Gender equality is not a separate women's issue, it benefits everyone. Research shows that gender-equal societies enjoy better health, stronger economic growth, and higher security. It also shows that gender equality contributes to peace and that peace negotiations in... 20/11/2020 | 15:18:57 Yes, thank you, Mister President. As the leader of the Netherlands delegation, I am very pleased with the work of Mr Frank SCHWABE and Ms Ingjerd SCHOU. This is giving us a road map for the next coming months. I hope it's not longer than the next coming months. In Arabic there's a beautiful saying that says "trust in God, but tie your camel". So, I think we are working with a very good base to be secure that we can continue our important work and many speakers before me have complimented the... 29/01/2020 | 10:24:12 Dear President, Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion as enshrined in article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights is one of the pillars of democratic pluralistic societies. At the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, we believe that this freedom is an essential element of the identity of individuals, and can be important for believers, atheists, agnostics, or secular citizens alike. Or, in other words, this freedom is a freedom to hold religious beliefs, to...
31/08/2020 | Doc. 15129 | Report Upholding human rights in times of crisis and pandemics: gender, equality and non-discrimination 09/07/2020 | Doc. 15122 | Report The gender dimension of foreign policy
07/04/2021 | Doc. 15257 | Motion for a resolution Covid passports or certificates: protection of fundamental rights and legal implications 08/12/2020 | Doc. 15193 | Motion for a resolution Finding solutions for marital captivity 01/10/2020 | Doc. 15155 | Motion for a resolution Poisoning of Alexei Navalny 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15067 | Motion for a resolution Enhancing participation of women from vulnerable groups in political and public decision-making 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15069 | Motion for a resolution Gender mainstreaming of migration policies
22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for resolution The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for recommendation The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15272, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey 21/04/2021 | Doc. 15208, vote on the draft text for resolution Discrimination against persons dealing with chronic and long-term illnesses 20/04/2021 | Doc. 15252, vote on the draft text for resolution The Assembly's vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe