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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR (Iceland, UEL)


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021

In the Assembly

  • from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021 Representative - Iceland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 29/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/06/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 03/10/2019 to 24/01/2021)


Last speeches

20/11/2020 | 16:28:55 Dear colleagues, I want to congratulate the rapporteur Ms Petra STIENEN for her report and I fully agree with the rapporteur that this report is very timely. Of course it's always timely and necessary to address the gender issues here in the Assembly as elsewhere, but in the year 2020 we are remembering many international milestones of the fight for gender equality as the rapporteur mentioned: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action for Gender Equality, and 20 years since the... 30/01/2020 | 18:06:54 Dear President, I just wanted to use some of these three minutes to welcome this debate and both of these reports and want to thank the rapporteurs, Mr Vernon COAKER and Ms Serap YAŞAR and the Secretariat, of course, for their very good work. We are here talking about the darkest side of human nature and humanitarian issues, exploitation of other persons and modern slavery. Because human trafficking is nothing else than that and let us just call trafficking what it is. The rapporteur, Mr... 30/01/2020 | 10:28:35 Dear colleagues, President, Commissioner of Human Rights, I want to congratulate the rapporteur and the secretariat for this timely, necessary and thorough report on an issue that seems to be very complicated but in reality revolves around a simple fact. It is our obligation to preserve and uphold children's rights. Don't get me wrong, I acknowledge the complexity of the issue, but the complexity regarding the repatriation of children is more or less in the political sphere like we've seen so... 28/01/2020 | 18:59:46 Dear colleagues. I want to congratulate Lord George FOULKES on this extremely important report. Threats to media freedom and journalists' security is a direct threat to democracy as is stated so clearly in the report. Did you all know that 10 journalists have been killed in Council of Europe member states since 2017, with their killing directly linked to their profession? Kim Wall, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Lyra McKee, Nikolai Andrushcenko, Mksim Borodin, Dmitry Popkov, Jan Kuciak and his... 27/01/2020 | 13:02:11 President and dear colleagues, as I congratulate us on a new President and wish him all the best I want to thank Lillian PASQUIER for her splendid work and my deepest thanks for her and I also want to thank the rapporteur for his progress report which is very good. I want to focus on the gender equality chapter in the progress report and what the annual preparation the breakdown shows us. It is sad and disappointing to see that the number of women members of the Assembly stays the same as in...