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Ms Petra BAYR (Austria, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Women’s Group President: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 09/10/2023
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 22/01/2018 to 08/10/2023
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 22/01/2018 Substitute - Austria

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

  • Chairperson: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/01/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (since 24/01/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights: Standing Committee (since 24/01/2024)
  • General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Standing Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 22/01/2018)
  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 25/01/2022 to 22/01/2024)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/01/2022 to 24/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 24/01/2022 to 24/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 24/01/2022 to 24/01/2022)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 07/03/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 01/03/2018 to 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 25/01/2018 to 22/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Agnes Sirkka PRAMMER (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 26/05/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Michel REIMON (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 10/05/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Andreas SCHIEDER (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

25/01/2024 | 17:17:39 Mister President, There are hundreds of political prisoners in Belarus and Mr Viktar Barushka is one of these hundreds of political prisoners. He is a businessman in his 30s and he was convicted to seven years in prison. What was his crime? His crime was that he went home after a Sunday protest. He walked home after a Sunday protest and after his detention he was beaten really badly by riot police and after that he had to spend 12 days in a special intensive care unit in a hospital. There are... 24/01/2024 | 18:52:24 Thank you very much, Madam Chairwoman. Before I was elected to the Austrian National Council, I was a member of the State Parliament of the Federal State of Vienna. From there I was sent to the so-called Vienna Prison Commission, and we visited a prison in Vienna or around Vienna once a month unannounced. I was always interested in taking a look there, too. What is the human rights situation of those people who have been legally deprived of their human right to freedom by a court of law... 13/10/2023 | 12:51:07 Thank you very much, Mr President, For more than two years, when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, women have been almost completely banished and disappeared from the public sphere. They are excluded from the labour market, they have no right to education, and in some areas of Afghanistan the education of girls over the age of ten is completely forbidden. This also leads to the fact that girls hardly have any perspectives, that the existence of girls and women has become extremely... 12/10/2023 | 19:22:17 Dear President, Dear colleagues, The topic of this urgent debate Report is “Call for the immediate release of Osman Kavala”. I was appointed as rapporteur on Monday, the same day that our Assembly awarded Mr Osman Kavala with the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Mr Osman Kavala has been detained in Türkiye since 18 October 2017 on the basis of evidence that does not even give rise to a reasonable suspicion that he committed any offence, let alone sufficient to prosecute or convict him to... 11/10/2023 | 19:12:14 Yes, thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, thank you very much, Ms. Béatrice FRESKO-ROLFO, for this wonderful report. I would like to talk about one specific issue, and that is the issue of sexual violence. And we know that usually in Europe, one in five women is affected by sexual violence. Among women with disabilities, it is one in three, even more. This means that women who live with a disability are much more exposed to sexual violence and the social impact of that violence. Either in the...

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