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Ms Petra BAYR

Photo member


AT - 1017 - Wien


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


Membership of political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group

Assembly Member

  • since 22/01/2018 Substitute-Austria

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Bureau of the Assembly
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Standing Committee
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination
  • Alternate of Mr Michel REIMON (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Last speeches

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 obstet... 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, I... 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 our s...