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Lord Simon RUSSELL (United Kingdom, EC/DA)


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 05/10/2019
  • Member: European Conservatives Group from 11/01/2018 to 04/10/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 24/11/2017 to 10/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 24/11/2017 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 24/11/2017)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 28/04/2022 to 24/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 21/03/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 03/07/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 08/12/2017 to 28/01/2020)


Last speeches

20/06/2023 | 16:12:55 Thank you very much. First of all, I'd like to congratulate the rapporteur on doing an excellent job. I would like to salute Ms TSIKHANOUSKAYA for all she's doing. I wonder if Mr Sergei Tikhanovsky realises quite how lucky he is to have you as his wife. This is important to talk about, because Russia is culturally, politically, economically, and militarily strangling Belarus. And the diaspora of Belarusians who are in exile is essential for keeping the spirit of the real Belarus alive. They... 22/06/2022 | 10:35:48 Thank you very much. First of all, I would like to thank Ms Petra BAYR and Ms Ute STEYER in particular for a very interesting discourse. I have three reasons for speaking to you here this morning. First, the principle itself, which I think is self-evident. Antisemitism is clearly wrong. Secondly, personal: on my mother's side, one of my great grandfathers, in the wake of Kristallnacht in 1938, put his name at the head of a petition to raise money to get Kindertransport children out of Germany... 25/04/2022 | 18:19:17 I would like to start by thanking Mr Dimitri HOUBRON very much for a very timely and comprehensive report. This is a global problem. It affects us all, every nation, but it is global. The only way we can tackle this is by tackling it globally as well as nationally. To prioritise either over the other will not and does not work. The online world has no borders. It recognises no borders, it respects no borders. What it does respect is profitability. While welcoming this report, I do feel it's... 28/09/2021 | 19:16:05 Thank you. I shall try and do my best to represent men. I would like to congratulate the rapporteur on a report which is extremely useful, not only in helping to define what constitutes "honour"-based abuse, but it also illustrates how much further we need to go to tackle it effectively. I think we can all agree that "honour"-based abuse in the 21st century is a disgrace. But it is an unfortunate fact that most of us would struggle to describe it in great detail or to lay out clear strategies... 21/04/2021 | 12:27:47 Yes can you hear me? I congratulate the two rapporteurs on two excellent and uncomfortably timely reports. I previously spoke on Belarus during our January 2020 session – a coronavirus lifetime ago – to debate on the progress report on the November 2019 parliamentary elections. The PACE monitoring mission was headed by Lord David BLENCATHRA and I had the privilege of being one of its members. That progress report informs and echoes the first of the two reports we are discussing today. I...