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...
10/01/2022 | Doc. 15429 | Report Alleged violations of the rights of LGBTI people in the Southern Caucasus 29/09/2020 | Doc. 15151 | Report Preventing discrimination caused by the use of artificial intelligence
26/01/2023 | Doc. 15695 | Written declaration The United Kingdom must allow trans people to live their lives with dignity 25/10/2022 | Doc. 15646 | Motion for a resolution Growth in number of political prisoners in Azerbaijan 18/10/2022 | Doc. 15641 | Written declaration Albania, a recent example of the use of public authority for political purposes 17/10/2022 | Doc. 15637 | Written declaration Call for a de-escalation of tensions between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15634 | Written declaration Support Iranian people's protests
27/01/2023 | Doc. 15683, vote on the draft text for resolution Emergence of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and their necessary apprehension through European human rights law 27/01/2023 | Doc. 15675, vote on the draft text for resolution Building the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks (OCEAN) 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15689, vote on the draft text for resolution Legal and human rights aspects of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15682, vote on the draft text for resolution The progress of the Assembly's monitoring procedure (January-December 2022) 26/01/2023 | Doc. 15680, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova