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Mr Paul GAVAN

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In the political groups

  • 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 (since 24/01/2022)
  • 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 (since 24/01/2022)
  • 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

23/06/2022 | 16:24:03 Thank you, Mister President.  How do we find the words to describe this new proposed law on asylum seekers in Britain? British Home Secretary Priti Patel describes it as, and I quote, "first class policy". I am going to do a first here, as an Irish Republican, and quote Prince Charles, who said it was "appalling". The New Yorker magazine described it as "harebrained and immoral". I would describe it as amongst the most cynical, shameful, not to mention racist, proposals ever produced by a... 22/06/2022 | 16:22:56 Thank you, Mister President. On behalf of the United European Left, I want to give a welcome to each of these reports. The call for unaccompanied and separated migrant and refugee children to be considered as children and their best interest, in short, irrespective of their migrant status should be adopted and supported by everyone in this Chamber. Equally, the call for women to be empowered to play a greater role within the highest decision-making bodies and in peace talks must be heeded. It... 28/04/2022 | 12:16:32 The first thing I want to say is just how important this report is and this resolution will be, and I will be supporting it. I'll be supporting it because we absolutely have to insist on full and proper accountability for crimes against humanity and war crimes. And it's clear, I think to all of us, listening to our brothers and sisters from Ukraine this morning, the true scale of the horrors that are still taking place on account of the Russian invasion. So let's be let's be very clear on... 26/04/2022 | 19:09:22 Thank you. According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court of 1998, the legal definition of apartheid has three elements. 1. The existence of an institutionalised regime of systemic racial oppression and discrimination. 2. That that regime has been established with the intent to maintain a domination of one racial group over another,  3. Which feature inhumane acts committed as an integral part of the regime. We know that Israel operates a separate two-tier legal and... 26/04/2022 | 10:24:08 Thank you, Mister President. On behalf the United European Left I want to congratulate the rapporteur for a very well thought out and detailed report on steps to take towards strengthening the strategic partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Union. The Rapporteur makes a number of excellent proposals. I particularly welcome his call on the EU to pursue with resolve the negotiations aimed at achieving EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. Not withstanding...

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