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Mr Fourat BEN CHIKHA (Belgium, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 23/01/2023 to 21/01/2024
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/01/2021 to 22/01/2023
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Substitute - Belgium

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 24/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • General Rapporteur on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 30/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Darya SAFAI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Els van HOOF (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 02/10/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/01/2023 | 16:36:04 Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, congratulations to the rapporteur for this comprehensive report on the issue of Daesh foreign fighters returning to the member states of this Council. The report addresses several important issues linked to complex topics. It's crucial that all member states take responsibility for their citizens, bring them to trial, and punish them for the atrocities they committed abroad. The report proves extensively that we cannot leave these Daesh fighters with... 11/10/2022 | 18:14:22 Thank you, Madam Chairman, hem.. woman, excuse me. Dear Rapporteur, Thank you so much for all your work, not only on this report but in the few years that we have been working together. It was a pleasure and an honour. Thank you so much, Malcolm. Dear Colleagues, My name is Fourat Ben Chikha, and I am a proud queer Muslim. As a queer person, I have always felt the support of the members of the Assembly in the fight for our rights and equality. As a Muslim, I hope that the members of this... 22/06/2022 | 18:58:12 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, We have just participated in a very intense and very dense debate on no less than three reports which were prepared in our Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. I'll start by congratulating all three rapporteurs for having worked quickly and efficiently to respond to the urgent concern of the moment. It's another demonstration of the great capacity of reaction of our Assembly and of the Council of Europe itself. It's flexible in responding... 22/06/2022 | 16:10:35 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, First, I want to thank the rapporteurs for their excellent work and a complimentary work. I think it's really important that we're having this joint debate today. Every child should easily be left in care of their parents regardless of their legal documents or the reason of fleeing. Family reunification should always be the priority. Unfortunately, in reality it's too often the last solution that is sought after. This causes a massive impact on... 22/06/2022 | 11:56:30 Dear President, Madam Petra BAYR, Madam Ute STEYER, Dear Colleagues, In the name of the members of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, I would like to congratulate our rapporteur Ms Petra BAYR for her work on this report and for her dedication. I would also like to thank Ms Ute STEYER for coming from Sweden to Strasbourg to address the Assembly and plenary. Thank you very much. The report is presented to you today as a result of several rounds of discussion; two hearings in the...

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