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Mr Claude KERN


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 22/01/2018
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 24/11/2017 to 21/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 23/11/2018 Representative - France
  • from 24/11/2017 to 22/11/2018 Substitute - France

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/11/2018)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 29/06/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Georgia): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 24/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 25/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Bernard FOURNIER (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 24/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric REISS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 29/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric REISS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2018 to 02/10/2019)


Last speeches

27/09/2021 | 19:19:49 Thank you, Mr President. Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the ALDE Group and on my own behalf, I would first like to congratulate our colleague Mr Tiny Kox on this report, which reminds us that parliamentary immunities are provisions designed to guarantee the proper functioning of democracy, not to confer any privileges on parliamentarians. I therefore support the draft resolution, which aims to ensure that the immunity system be applied consistently. The first thing to remember is that the... 20/04/2021 | 12:13:25 Thank you, President, dear colleagues. I thank Mr Tiny KOX for the quality of this report, which stresses the new challenges the Council of Europe today faces. Of course, the draft resolution rightly stresses the growing challenges to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly, as well as the emergence of new threats that require an adaptation of the legal framework. The Council of Europe, with the benefit of its extensive and recognised activity in negotiating international standard... 20/04/2021 | 09:36:16 Thank you, Mr President. Ladies and gentlemen, In order to limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on free movement have already been put in place between member states within the European Union. For example, travellers are required to take various types of proof such as medical certificates or negative test results. Some people are now proposing that this system be extended to all member states to allow access to restaurants, sports... 27/01/2021 | 16:59:45 Thank you, Madam President. Colleagues, As already mentioned, on 17 January 2021, as soon as he returned to Russia, Alexei Navalny was arrested by the Russian authorities, along with the people waiting for him on his arrival. The following day, heard without his lawyer at an impromptu hearing at the police station, he was sentenced to 30 days' detention. The Russian authorities are relying on court decisions which the European Court of Human Rights has described as arbitrary, politically... 25/01/2021 | 18:01:38 Thank you, Mister President, Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to thank our rapporteur, Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN, for this report, which takes stock of the Monitoring Committee's activities in the year 2020. As has already been mentioned, it is certainly a very special year, both for the Monitoring Committee and for our Assembly as a whole. However, it is certain that, in terms of monitoring, the impossibility of travelling directly to the States concerned has been a real difficulty in...