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Mr Thomas HAMMARBERG

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 21/01/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 21/01/2019 Representative - Sweden

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 08/04/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 21/01/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 09/03/2021)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Turkey): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 27/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 24/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Adnan DIBRANI (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 21/01/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/06/2021 | 16:38:41 Thank you very much. The point is already made. This is a historical moment and this is the basis for a new approach from the Council of Europe as well. Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW's report here will be a starting point for further actions to prevent this kind of Afrophobia that we have in our countries. The form of the discrimination is different. It is direct sometimes, indirect sometimes, institutional sometimes. In Sweden, we have problems here, in Sweden, as well, of course. We have the... 24/06/2021 | 11:53:11 Thank you very much. I think this is one of the most important discussions we have had. We make references to the work of the European Union when it comes to trying to find solutions to these problems but I do think that we cannot leave this only to the discussions in the EU structure. We have to take a more active role on this because this is a really, very, very important matter and coming very close to our principles, not least for human rights. I like the reference to the term solidarity... 27/01/2021 | 16:50:14 Thank you very much. My focus is human rights and in human rights we are supported by the agreements which have been reached earlier on. The court we have is an extremely important body and I think it should be obvious that every decision taken by our court should be respected by the member states. So for me there is no question about that point when it comes to this discussion. The ruling of the Court should be reflected and this of course will be one of the major issues if that is not acted... 27/06/2019 | 11:30:57 Thank you Madam Chair. Frankly I'm going home now with pride for being a Member of this Assembly, because this discussion is so well informed and so relevant in the daily lives of people in our home countries. The reports are really excellent and the discussion we are having now is one of the best I've heard in the Council of Europe, and I've been here, as you know, for some years, also for many of these discussions. I'm so happy about this discussion. What you are doing is that you are... 26/06/2019 | 18:27:57 Thank you very much. I'm a bit deaf. I apologise for using this opportunity when having the floor to make a correction, because I was told that the only way to make this correction was to mention it in order to get it into the protocol. And that is the fact that I did support the De SUTTER report and there was something wrong with my machine here - I didn't push it strong enough probably - so that's now dealt with. In this case, I think this is a very serious report. I think that it's...

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