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Ms Petra BAYR

Mandates

In the political groups

  • 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 Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • 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 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 (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)
  • 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 Mr Michel REIMON (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • 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

21/04/2021 | 12:10:23 Thank you, Mr Chairperson. Viktar Barushka is a political prisoner from Belarus whom I have sponsored, as previous speakers have done for other political prisoners. Viktar is 32 years old, a businessman and he was arrested by the police on 18 October 2020 on his way home after a demonstration on a Sunday when he ran away from the police. He was beaten after his arrest, abused, including being raped with a baton and had to spend 12 days in intensive care afterwards. He, Viktar, is accused of... 20/04/2021 | 15:49:12 Thank you very much, Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN. The ability to collect a state tax for the financing of public services and services of general interest – to collect it without gaps – is an important democratic function of a state. It is also a practical redistribution. Many multinationals in the digital economy earn billions in Europe, but they hardly pay any taxes. For years, Apple has shifted profits from all over Europe to Ireland via subsidiaries, and in some cases paid only 0.005 percent in... 19/04/2021 | 19:46:27 Thank you very much, Madam President. When we commemorate later in May this year the liberation of the Austrian concentration camp, Mauthausen, the theme will be "demolished diversity". That was exactly the goal of the Nazi regime to extinguish diversity, to extinguish human beings when they had other beliefs, other origins, other religions, another language or another sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet with its Framework Convention, the Council of Europe builds the foundations for... 19/04/2021 | 12:18:23 Thank you very much. I would like to tackle three issues, starting with the Istanbul Convention. Aleksander POCIEJ already mentioned it, which is really of great concern as I am considering that a kind of proxy war is taken place at the moment and is shaped by mere ideology and intentional misunderstanding of the term "gender". Let me clarify and demystify this concept of gender. To do that, allow me to quote the famous and landmark philosopher David Bowie. I quote: "Gender is between your... 27/01/2021 | 18:25:16 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I would like to say at the outset that my own political roots are in organised civil society. I work closely and a great deal with a number of NGOs at the Austrian, European, and international levels. I find it extremely fruitful to exchange ideas and opinions, especially when we do not always share the same opinion. However, I do not want to be naïve, I am convinced that there is also a dark side of civil society and by that I mean all those who stand outside the...

Activities