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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 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 28/01/2020)
  • 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

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... 03/10/2019 | 17:41:57 It is common knowledge that every third European woman is a survivor of violence. It's an inconvenient truth of course but it's a fact. It's a known fact and it's evidence-based and because of that we can react. You can act. We can decide about laws or measures that tackle the issue. For instance, implementing this simple Convention. For many of us, this resolution was really an eye-opener. Thank you once again very much for that because many of us were not aware that also in the field of... 02/10/2019 | 10:46:51 Thank you very much, Mr President. Ombudsman institutions are important bodies to provide people with their individual access to human rights and fundamental freedoms. I would like to make three points. First of all, I would like to mention that Mr Werner AMON, who was until recently the head of the Austrian delegation here in the Parliamentary Assembly, has been elected to one out of the three Ombudsman we have in Austria, the so-called Volksanwalts. As he was a long-standing parliamentarian... 25/06/2019 | 16:04:42 Thank you, Mrs President. Both reports are extremely important for the lives of millions of women, for more than half of our population. I want to thank on behalf of my faction, the SOC faction, Elvira and Zita for their critical endeavour for the self-determined and fulfilled life for all women in Europe, free from coercion, violence and every bond. There is circulating a lot of intentional misinterpretation of the Istanbul Convention. Some argue the Istanbul convention destroys values of...

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