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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:
2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/01/2022
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 02/06/2021 to 23/01/2022
  • 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)

  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 25/01/2022)
  • 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 (from 14/09/2021 to 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 12/03/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • 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

23/06/2022 | 11:40:19 Thank you. I will start with my sincere condolences to the relatives of the victims of the downing. And I would like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his excellent report but also for his sincere attention to and compassion for the next of kin, with whom he spoke, even this morning, I understood. On the role Russia played in the downing of MH17, as well as on its obstruction of the investigations and getting justice, the report is as clear as it can be at this point. More clarity will... 22/06/2022 | 17:29:24 Thank you. First I want to compliment all three rapporteurs for their very relevant report. Combining the reports underlying the urgency of this debate and the coherence between the reports, several topics are more than once mentioned underlining that these are important issues. I will name a few: the protection, care, and support for refugees and displaced persons, and in particular children; the focus on education, and the need for rebuilding society - literally by rebuilding houses... 20/06/2022 | 15:32:04 Thank you, Chair. On behalf of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group, I want to thank Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW for this most important report, and Sir Tony LLOYD for his comments and additions. As the report rightly states, we are facing increasing racism and intolerance in Europe. Hate speech is targeted at people because of their ethnic origin, cultural background, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other grounds which make them the other. It is good that the scope... 27/04/2022 | 19:56:15 Thank you, President. I would like to congratulate the rapporteur on his work on this crucial topic. Although the cause is tragic, I think it is important that the Black Lives Matter movement sparked renewed attention to the unjustified use of force, as well as its systemic discriminatory causes. In this regard, I would like to draw attention to several developments in my home country, the Netherlands. Research by, among others, Amnesty International showed that police forces in the... 26/04/2022 | 17:12:20 Thank you, Mr President. I would like to congratulate rapporteur Ms Reina de BRUIJN-WEZEMAN with this excellent report, resolution and recommendation. The move towards deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities is both strongly needed and required by states' human rights obligations. Where placement in institutions should be abandoned, it is still being used far too often in all sorts of care, both for people with physical disabilities and people with psychiatric problems. In this...