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Ms Margreet De BOER

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Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 02/06/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 30/09/2019 to 01/06/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Netherlands

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 21/06/2021)
  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 31/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 30/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 30/09/2019 to 20/06/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 14/09/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 12/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 30/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Ruben BREKELMANS (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 21/06/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Reina de BRUIJN-WEZEMAN (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 30/09/2019 to 20/06/2021)


Last speeches

29/09/2021 | 10:52:19 Thank you, Chair. Humanity stands at a crossroads. Scientific evidence shows that the destruction of ecosystems and current rates will have catastrophic consequences for our environments. This directly impacts human health, dignity and life. The resolutions under discussion today guide the way for future approaches to the climate crisis. In this, they encompass several route towards progress: international legal standards, political action and more grassroots approaches of participatory... 28/09/2021 | 19:06:17 Thank you, Chair. On behalf of the group of Social Democrats and Greens, I thank the rapporteur for this important report. The Council of Europe has a long tradition of fighting against violence against women and domestic violence, including other crimes, but the 2014 Istanbul Convention is an important cornerstone. As mentioned in the report, the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in gender-based violence, including acts aimed at upholding honour. In this context, a reaffirmation... 28/09/2021 | 12:46:31 Thank you. Socio-economic inequality is one of the most pervasive issues of our time. A globalised world led to a race to the bottom in terms of labour and production prices, and in this process the rights and position of workers were diminished. Government policies allow big companies as many taxation liberties as possible while cutting down on social welfare systems and redistributive methods, all for the sake of the ever-powerful market. Recently, the Covid-19 pandemic deepened already... 23/06/2021 | 16:26:38 Thank you. On behalf of the group of socialists and greens, I very much welcome the report of Ms Eglantina GJERMENI on enhancing the participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making. For all women face high barriers to participate in politics, the barriers for women of under-represented groups are even higher, much higher I would say. As the report states, that goes for, amongst others, young women, women of colour, women with an immigration... 23/06/2021 | 13:08:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) It is really alarming that States of the CoE are questioning and even leaving the Istanbul Convention, because of the emphasis of the Convention on the concept of gender. I want to stress that it is exactly this emphasis that makes the Convention so valuable. It is true, the concept of gender, and its importance in combating violence against women and genderbased violence, is not easy to grasp, and even less easy to act on. Also in my country...