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... 03/10/2019 | 10:14:26 Madam President, Allow me to quote our Commissioner for Human Rights to the Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović: "Whilst states have the right to control their borders and ensure security, they also have the duty to effectively protect the rights enshrined in maritime, Human Rights and refugee laws”. This quote is from her statements on June 2019, when she issued her recommendation Lives saved. Rights protected. Bridging the protection gap for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean. I... 25/06/2019 | 15:54:13 Dear President, On behalf of the ALDE group, I would like to compliment both Rapporteurs Ms Zita GURMAI and Ms Elvira KOVÁCS for their excellent reports. Dear colleagues, Think of all the women you know and realise that 1 out of 3 of your female family members, friends and colleagues have experienced some form of gender-based violence since she was 15. 1 out of 10 has experienced some form of sexual violence, and 1 out of 20 has been raped. Very often the perpetrator was a current or a... 22/01/2019 | 18:53:08 On behalf of ALDE, I thank all the rapporteurs for their work. ALDE underlines the importance of the rule of law, the separation of State and religion, and the recognition of pluralism. Where human rights are concerned, there should be no room for cultural or religious exceptions, and we acknowledge that the Cairo Declaration is not in line with the main international human rights instruments. However, the set-up of the report and the examples chosen imply that we are faced with a trend of...
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
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 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15057 | Written declaration The Turkish authorities must drop all charges against LGBTI activists who participated in Pride 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15042 | Written declaration Chinese police forces in Europe
29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for resolution The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for recommendation The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 03/10/2019 | Doc. 14971, vote on the draft text for resolution Saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea: the need for an urgent response 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14908, vote on the draft text for resolution The Istanbul Convention on violence against women: achievements and challenges 25/06/2019 | Doc. 14907, vote on the draft text for resolution Towards an ambitious Council of Europe agenda for gender equality