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Mr Christophe LACROIX

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 22/01/2018 Representative - Belgium

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

  • General Rapporteur on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 25/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 01/03/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 28/02/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 28/02/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 25/01/2018 to 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Karin BROUWERS (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Andries GRYFFROY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 26/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Philippe MUYTERS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 04/12/2020 to 02/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Els van HOOF (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 02/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 02/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Andries GRYFFROY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 01/10/2019 to 19/11/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Vincent VAN QUICKENBORNE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 28/02/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Sabien LAHAYE-BATTHEU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 25/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Damien THIÉRY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 07/03/2019 to 29/09/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

27/01/2023 | 10:22:07 Thank you. Do we want to allow fully autonomous robots to kill humans? If I oversimplify, this is the fundamental legal, ethical and, dare I say, humanity question that we must answer. Autonomous lethal weapons systems are a threat; a terrible, terrible and current threat to the values that the Council of Europe stands for. Obviously, the report and the resolution proposed to us today by our colleague Mr Damien COTTIER, whom I would like to thank, provide a series of nuances and definitions... 26/01/2023 | 18:37:30 Thank you, Mister President. Mister President, My Dear Colleagues, I would first like to thank the rapporteurs and especially Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ and welcome the progress made by the Republic of Moldova. I would still like to add some nuances to the chorus of praise that I have heard, because I will be speaking here as general rapporteur on LGBTI people. I would like to remind you that our Assembly is very clear on gender issues and calls on its member States to, and I quote: "develop... 25/01/2023 | 18:28:54 Thank you very much, Mister President, for giving me the opportunity to speak. The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, also known as the Istanbul Convention, has been in existence for almost 12 years and is, unfortunately, very often called into question by various States, even though they are members of the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly. I am, therefore, very grateful to my colleagues, Ms Zita GURMAI, Ms... 13/10/2022 | 15:45:19 Mr President, dear Antonio GUTIÉRREZ LIMONES, I'll begin my statement, that I did not know you were going to be chairing at the moment, by recalling Antonio Banderas in La ley del deseo (The Law of Desire), a wonderful Almodóvar film, 1987, nearly 40 years ago. Banderas said: "I've received more letters insulting me for kissing a man on the lips in this film than for killing him". And that was in 1987, but we can see that in some member states of the Council of Europe, we are still seeing... 22/06/2022 | 17:07:12 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I was surprised because I thought there were still a few speakers before me. Mister Chairman, My Dear Colleagues, It has now become clear that the number of sexual violence and rapes perpetrated by Russians against Ukrainian women is increasingly documented. In addition, information on the difficulties faced by Ukrainian refugees and internally displaced persons in accessing sexual and reproductive health care in Ukraine and the neighboring and transit countries in...

Activities