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In the political groups

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

In the Assembly

  • since 21/01/2019 Substitute-Armenia

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

  • General Rapporteur on the abolition of the death penalty: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 08/12/2020)
  • 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 (since 04/10/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 24/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Edmon MARUKYAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 24/01/2019)


Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 19:14:25 Mister President, honorable colleagues, First of all, let me thank the rapporteurs for their work. I would just like to share some thoughts about the Armenian experience. After the snap elections we held in 2018, we got a democratic capital, which we are intending to use for increasing the level of democracy in Armenia. I would just like to say that the constitutional commission was created, consisting of the representatives of all parliamentarian groups, consisting of the academics... 30/01/2020 | 11:41:26 Dear colleagues. As a lawyer, as a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights I cannot keep silence on this issue. Let me first of all thank the rapporteur for her excellent work. The Council of Europe should be the territory free of political prisoners since their existence is the greatest challenge to the very existence of the Council of Europe undermining its values and principles. From the very beginning of Azerbaijan's membership in the Council of Europe, it has made... 30/01/2020 | 10:49:38 Mr Chairman, dear colleagues, In accordance with article 77 of the Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention, children shall be the object of special respect and shall be protected against any form of indecent assault. Children are one of the rare categories of the victims of war who are getting special protection under international humanitarian law, both customary and statutory. Nobody has challenged that children, along with the elders, women and infirm persons, are the most... 02/10/2019 | 10:38:31 Honourable Chair, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen. The ombudsman institution is a relatively new phenomenon in our contemporary political life. Well-established and functioning in some Western democracies -- and for sure in Scandinavia -- we are new members for the Eastern Europe and post-Soviet area. Nevertheless, despite the short history of ombudsmen institutions, it became the crucial pillar for the protection of human rights in those countries. Armenia is not an exception here. The... 10/04/2019 | 16:26:35 The verbal expression of hatred – hate speech – is the root cause of the huge range of crimes that are based on intolerance, discrimination, xenophobia and racism. Its very existence poses a great danger and a great question for democratic society, the protection of human rights and the rule of law. Hate speech is extremely dangerous, especially when it is a precursor for the planning and perpetration of genocide, and other crimes against humanity. It tends to humiliate, stigmatise, degrade...