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Mr Vladimir VARDANYAN (Armenia, EPP/CD)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Auditor: Group of the European People's Party since 21/04/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 24/06/2019 to 20/04/2021
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 21/01/2019 to 23/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 27/09/2021 Representative - Armenia
  • from 21/01/2019 to 26/09/2021 Substitute - Armenia

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

  • Full Member EPP/CD: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 25/04/2022)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 26/01/2022 to 23/01/2024)
  • General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 08/12/2020 to 11/12/2022)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 31/01/2020)
  • Alternate EPP/CD: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 04/10/2019 to 24/04/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 23/01/2023)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Ruben RUBINYAN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/09/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 21/01/2019 to 26/09/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Ruben RUBINYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 27/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 24/01/2019 to 26/09/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 24/01/2019 to 26/09/2021)

Interventions

Last speeches

15/04/2024 | 12:48:57 Thank you, Mister Chair, honourable colleagues, This year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of our organisation, the very existence of which crucially ameliorated the democratic environment of our continent. The very notion of "Europe" is considered as a pattern of quality in all dimensions, including quality of life, quality of environment, quality of security, and for sure quality of democracy. The privilege of being a member of the Council of Europe is an indication of high-quality... 24/01/2024 | 18:44:28 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, Let me first of all congratulate Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU for the brilliant report reflecting all the topical issues of combating torture and addressing the main strategic challenges of our organisation in that respect. Absolute, imperative, unacceptable, prohibited, and immoral: these are the adjectives which may be used to describe torture as a phenomenon prohibited under general international law for a long time. But torture is not just prohibited... 11/10/2023 | 17:17:08 Thank you Madam Chair, I would like first of all to congratulate Mr Pieter OMTZIGT for this brilliant report, a very timely and topical one. Nobody knows wherever we have Pegasus here or not, and nobody of you can be sure that somebody's following you, surveilling you. I remember when we discussed this issue with the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and Mr Pieter OMTZIGT said that somehow Big Brother is following us and our colleague Mr Serhii KALCHENKO said no, it's not correct... 10/10/2023 | 19:27:49 Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, [in French]. It is really very complicated to be one of the biggest democracies in Europe, because everybody looks at you and everybody thinks that it is a pattern for further actions. For sure, ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, democracy is not a static phenomenon. It is a developing one. It is developing every day and from this perspective, such kinds of reviews are very important. I would like to say that from the very beginning, the French... 10/10/2023 | 18:05:31 Thank you. From time to time I would like to just rise and keep silent here, say nothing, because very often I have the feeling that everybody speaks, but nobody listens. It's very complicated not to agree with the rapporteur about the report, about his speech. Yes, for sure: far-right ideology should be condemned. For sure we should fight against intolerance, racism, xenophobia, anti-Islamic movements, and so on. But unfortunately hypocrisy rises to the level there; it's easy to speak about...

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