13/10/2023 | 10:54:28 Thank you, Madam President. "A thing is not just because it is law, but it must be law because it is just" (Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu). I wanted to start with this quote, because that's what we're talking about today. The rapporteur put it extremely well. It's about the separation of powers, checks and balances. Mr Pieter OMTZIGT's report is based on serious work. Firstly, that of the Venice Commission, to which the Committee asked for an opinion, and then within the... 11/10/2023 | 18:23:54 We are truly at the heart of our Organization's activity, namely the defense of fundamental rights and freedoms, and this is the essential role of the Council of Europe. During the preparation of this Report, the Committee held two hearings: one in Bern in 2022 with an expert from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and an MEP who is a member of the PEGA Committee; and another hearing in Paris in December last year with three targeted victims of Pegasus or... 11/10/2023 | 15:56:15 Thank you, Mister Chairman. Humanity had learned important lessons from the terrible conflicts of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The Council of Europe is a powerful witness to this. In the 21st century, these lessons seem to be fading from our memories and our hearts. In Ukraine, alas; in Nagorno-Karabakh, alas; in northern Kosovo, alas. Three crises in our Assembly, debates also this week. And in Israel, alas. What's happening there is shattering our hearts and minds. Terrorist attacks by... 09/10/2023 | 15:48:10 Thank you, Mr Chairman. I would like to thank the rapporteurs for their reports. This activity report shows the importance of the work carried out by this Organisation and by this Assembly. For my part, I have had the honour of chairing the Legal Affairs Committee for almost two years now, and its reports at each part-session basically underline the importance of the Council of Europe's conventions, of the entire legal framework on which this Organisation is based, with reports that are... 21/06/2023 | 19:56:26 Yes, that's right, Madam President, thank you. Madam Chair, The Committee has given its unanimous support to the rapporteur's precise and balanced work. As we have seen today, the issues dealt with in this report are the subject of lively discussion in the United Kingdom, which we know to be an ancient, vibrant and exemplary democracy. These discussions relate as much to the draft Charter of Fundamental Rights, which it seems may not be adopted, as to the Illegal Immigration Bill. It is...
24/01/2023 | Doc. 15689 | Report Legal and human rights aspects of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine 09/01/2023 | Doc. 15683 | Report Emergence of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) and their necessary apprehension through European human rights law 07/06/2021 | Doc. 15309 | Report Covid passes or certificates: protection of fundamental rights and legal implications
21/11/2023 | Doc. 15866 | Motion for a resolution Elections in times of crisis 27/06/2023 | Doc. 15766 | Written declaration Call on the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe to give strong political support to the creation of a special international criminal tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine 05/05/2023 | Doc. 15766 | Written declaration Call on the Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe to give strong political support to the creation of a special international criminal tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine 22/04/2023 | Doc. 15747 | Written declaration Nuclear safety in Europe is again being called into question: time for decisive action 13/03/2023 | Doc. 15727 | Motion for a resolution Strengthening the protection of biodiversity in Europe through sustainable and fair financing of the Bern Convention
13/10/2023 | Doc. 15827, vote on the draft text for resolution Examining the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem term-limit waiver for the incumbent President of the Russian Federation 13/10/2023 | Doc. 15830, vote on the draft text for resolution Preventing addictive behaviours in children 13/10/2023 | Doc. 15830, vote on the draft text for recommendation Preventing addictive behaviours in children 13/10/2023 | Doc. 15829, vote on the draft text for resolution Mental health and well-being of children and young adults 13/10/2023 | Doc. 15829, vote on the draft text for recommendation Mental health and well-being of children and young adults