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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

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... 27/01/2021 | 10:48:44 Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I too would like to thank the rapporteur. I also think the report is quite excellent. I am convinced, however, that it will not be the last. The issue of vaccination will continue to develop globally and we too will have to keep at it and keep looking at how it all works. We all know that we can either defeat this pandemic globally or we cannot defeat it at all, and vaccination nationalism is of course the very last thing we need in a situation like... 25/01/2021 | 12:37:02 Thank you very much. I think the progress report very clearly shows that our last year's work was shadowed by COVID-19. Nevertheless we as PACE proved that we are able to uphold democracy, to protect democratic institutions and the rule of law. But we also saw that we had to diminish some of our normal tools to control democracy. For instance, many election observations had to be cancelled and we also saw that some governments tried to misuse the situation to diminish parliamentary power. But... 20/11/2020 | 16:45:33 Thank you very much, A policy that puts equal treatment, inclusion and the protection of human rights, including women's rights of course, high on the agenda is not a policy for fair weather. If we have no other problems, then let us just do equal rights; no, this is a policy for every day, a very important policy. Gender equality, the guarantee that women can live free from violence, that they are empowered, must be a central basis for all political action and must go hand in hand with... 20/11/2020 | 12:04:18 Thank you very much. The debate about the Athens Declaration is a source of worry, of doubt and of consternation not only because some countries used, or maybe I better say misused, the pandemic to declare a state of emergency and thus weaken parliamentary democracy and rule of law. It is also alarming as it puts spotlights on shortcomings of these countries to misuse the virus to further put particular human rights under pressure. I think about Poland and Turkey, who loudly discussed...

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