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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

13/10/2022 | 18:03:17 On behalf of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group, I congratulate Ms Edite ESTRELA for this important report. She states: sport engages, motivates and drives progress. It can be a factor in emancipation and in changing attitudes. This is true. In sports clubs, people of different backgrounds meet each other. The doctor stands along the field together with the plumber to support the children. Children who are not the best in school can excel in sports, and so be empowered. Sport is... 12/10/2022 | 19:28:02 I thank both rapporteurs for their important work. I have a few remarks and questions on safe third countries. We should not only focus on a definition of safety as the report does but also on the question – what can be regarded as a country of origin or third country? Can we really force an asylum seeker to return to a safe third country, in which they have, in fact, never lived before as it is a standard practice in many member states? Can you speak of a country of origin to which someone... 11/10/2022 | 18:40:01 Thank you. I want to thank Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW for initiating and delivering this important report. As the report states, Islamophobia or anti-Muslim racism is often overlooked and underestimated, and as we can hear here, also here, even denied. Whereas the existence of anti-Afro racism and anti-Semitism is widely acknowledged, the discrimination of Muslims or perceived Muslims often is not seen as a form of racism, which in fact it is. Ending Muslim racism does not just concern... 11/10/2022 | 11:09:43 Thank you. And I start with congratulations to the rapporteur for this important and balanced report. It is important for the International Community to show commitment to the Western Balkans and not forget the region, especially in light of the recent steps towards Ukraine and Moldova. Further, the war in Ukraine has underlined the importance of EU enlargement towards the Western Balkans to prevent instability in the heart of Europe, especially given the ongoing attempts by Russia, but also... 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...