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Mr Paul GAVAN

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Representative
Senator
Sinn Féin

Seanad Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2
Ireland

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left since 16/03/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 16/03/2018 Representative - Ireland

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

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 16/03/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 26/03/2019 to 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 23/01/2019 to 25/03/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 26/04/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Marcella CORCORAN KENNEDY (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/06/2019 to 08/08/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Frances FITZGERALD (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 23/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Seán CANNEY (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 16/03/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Barry COWEN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 26/04/2018 to 22/01/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/06/2021 | 16:59:25 Good afternoon, I want to warmly congratulate my friend and comrade Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW on this excellent report. I believe it will be historic when we pass this report today and absolutely essential. It's long overdue from the Council of Europe to acknowledge the link between contemporary racism and colonial history enslavements and the transatlantic slave trade. I can't emphasise enough just how important I think the issue of education is in this regard. When I grew up in England... 22/06/2021 | 19:34:56 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to congratulate the rapporteur on an excellent report. I believe Europe now stands at a crossroads. We have an opportunity to take a different path to that of neo-liberalism that has been so dominant over the past 40 years. The Covid crisis demanded a rapid expansion of public financing and public intervention -to protect our health services , and our people and businesses. Suddenly the ideology of leaving society to the invisible hand... 22/06/2021 | 12:37:42 Good morning and thank you again for the opportunity to speak on this important topic. I want to welcome this report, which highlights important issues with regard to the rollout of Covid passes or certificates. This report highlights the importance of striking a balance between the rights of individuals to freedom of movement and the need to protect fundamental rights and guard against discrimination.  The European Digital Green Certificate moves society in the right direction but it is not... 22/06/2021 | 10:12:09 Thank you very much. I want to commend this excellent report, it deserves every support. I think this concept of a right to know is both timely and very welcome. I particularly welcome the highlighting the importance of the Tromso Convention. I would echo the rapporteur's call for member states to sign up to this excellent initiative. When we talk about media freedom of course we have to highlight the horrific cases of the murders of journalists. I think whenever we think of media freedom we... 22/04/2021 | 13:06:47 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Turkey has been moving away from democratic discourse and practice in recent years. The disgraceful decision to withdraw from the Istanbul convention should be seen in this context. This break from democracy has been stimulated by the dominant political actors under the role of the AK Party. In 2019, in the context of the democratic situation in Turkey, the Parliamentary Assembly reiterated that political opposition in and outside parliament...

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