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Mr Paul GAVAN (Ireland, UEL)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Bureau: Group of the Unified European Left since 09/10/2023
  • Auditor: Group of the Unified European Left since 25/04/2022
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 16/03/2018 to 24/04/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 16/03/2018 Representative - Ireland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2024)
  • 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)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • 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

24/01/2024 | 19:18:47 Thank you, Madam President. I want to commend the rapporteur for a truly excellent report and especially the many detailed recommendations for all member states to adopt. Torture and ill treatment continue today to be present in places of detention throughout the world including in Council of Europe member states. There is a clear gap between the absolute prohibition of this egregious practice and the reality on the ground. In the short time available, I want to focus on three issues. The... 24/01/2024 | 17:49:30 Thank you, Mister President, On behalf of the Group of the Unified European Left, I want to endorse the recommendation not to ratify the credentials of the Azerbaijan delegation. This is undoubtedly a sad day for the Assembly. It is never good to lose the representation of a member state, but it is an absolutely necessary action. It is a necessary action, because the substantive grounds set out in the resolution are of such a magnitude that this action has to be taken. The Azerbaijani... 23/01/2024 | 17:00:25 Thank you, Madam President. On behalf of the Group of the United European Left I want to express our profound concern at much of the content of this report. We of course condemn the actions of Hamas and we insist on the release of all hostages on all sides, but the resolution as currently framed simply does not reflect the horrors of what is happening in occupied Palestine. According to the United Nations, in the first 100 days, Israel's military offensive has resulted in the loss of over 23... 13/10/2023 | 10:23:31 Thank you, Madam President. I want to congratulate Mr Pieter OMTZIGT, who I think has a habit of writing very good reports for this Assembly. As the report points out, the motion for a resolution originated in January 2022, just before the invasion of Ukraine took place. The legitimacy and legality of the amendments of the Russian constitution enacted in July 2020 must be challenged. The Venice Commission has clearly criticised the amendments, the procedure, their content and the speed at... 12/10/2023 | 17:45:47 On behalf of the United European Left I want to congratulate the rapporteur and call for full support for this Report. On the 16 June last I spoke in this chamber when reporting on ensuring safe and free access to the Lachin corridor and I said at that time that I had to come to the conclusion that the aim of the Azerbaijan regime was to drive the people of Nagorno-Karabakh out of the region. And it gives me no pleasure to say that subsequent events have proven that to be the case. This is a...

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