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In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left since 22/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 22/01/2018 Representative-Iceland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 29/01/2020)
  • 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) (since 21/01/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 22/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 22/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 22/01/2018)
  • 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 (since 03/10/2019)


Last speeches

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... 03/10/2019 | 18:47:19 Madame President, Migrant and refugee issues will continue to be one of the main issues in the upcoming months and years here at PACE. Climate change is now the main threat to human rights. As Michelle BACHELET, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated to the UN Human Rights Council meeting in September: “The world has never seen a threat to human rights of this scope”. Last June, the Council of Europe's Commissioner of Human Rights also made a statement on the human rights aspect of...