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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)
  • 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

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... 26/06/2019 | 11:10:13 Thank you very much. I find this discussion extremely encouraging because we are demonstrating a broad consensus on the great importance of this issue. This is definitely an area where the Council of Europe could play a very important role to stimulate our Member states really to be serious about protecting Human rights for this group of people. The situation in reality is still not good in spite of the United Nations Convention from 2006. Not all Member states have even ratified that... 09/04/2019 | 16:33:53 The report is excellent, as were the commentaries on it. I cannot add much, other than to testify that the problems presented in the report are real. Like others who have tried to represent the Council of Europe on missions in different countries, I have faced cases in which co-operation with European Union representatives has been good, but I have also had too many bad experiences. There have been cases of unnecessary overlap and duplication in our work, which in turn has resulted in... 24/01/2019 | 18:59:42 The situation of national minorities is precarious in several European countries and human rights norms are needed to secure justice for people in such minority groups. The framework convention is meant to offer such protection and its optional Article 12 is very useful as an instrument to protect these interests. Our group strongly supports the report. We find it interesting and see it as a means to continue a discussion that has, unfortunately, not been very active in recent years. We hope...

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