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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

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... 22/06/2021 | 13:01:13 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) First I want to compliment the rapporteur with this important, and well balanced report. It clearly shows the dilemma’s we are facing in all our countries. Is it discriminatory against people who are not vaccinated to allow them less freedom than people who are? Or is it a violation of human rights of people who are vaccinated to limit their freedoms more than necessary? The difficulty is that is both true. And what to think of the balance... 26/01/2021 | 11:37:32 Thank you. I also want to welcome the words that Ms Sabine LEUTHEUSSER-SCHNARRENBERGER spoke so passionately. And of course on behalf of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group I most welcome the report of Mr Andrea ORLANDO. The independence of judges is a crucial element of the rule of law, which is one of the core values of the Council of Europe. Democracy and human rights cannot function without it. The Venice Commission uses access to justice before an independent and impartial court...