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Mr Damien COTTIER

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Switzerland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 28/09/2021)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 25/01/2021)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 12/03/2021 to 27/09/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Hannes GERMANN (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Hannes GERMANN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Hannes GERMANN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 11/09/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 26/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Charles JUILLARD (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 10/09/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

28/09/2021 | 17:37:59 Thank you, Mr President. The ALDE Group supports the aim of this draft resolution and thanks the rapporteur, Ms Nicole TRISSE, for the excellent work and also for the dialogue sought with the political groups throughout the process. I am sure that our parliaments and assemblies, as well as all elected political authorities, must strive for good gender representation. And yes, there must be a clear political will to achieve this and proactive measures. However, the ALDE Group highlights the... 24/06/2021 | 11:42:14 Thank you very much, Mister President, Thank you Mister Minister and our colleague Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, who introduced this debate. Migration is one of the main challenges of our century and we can see that the trend for international and internal displacement is on the rise. According to UNHCR figures for the year 2020, there are nearly 80 million people who are in forced displacement in the world, internal displacement or international displacement. 80 million people, that's the... 22/06/2021 | 12:44:26 Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, for this debate. There has been a great deal of substance and many extremely interesting elements that have been brought up in the discussion and which, in essence, to a large extent – and I would also like to thank you for this – confirm the orientations of the report and the draft resolution of the committee. This balance, this search for balance between what is, on the one hand – I believe it was Mrs Nicole Trissé who used this term – an aid to... 22/06/2021 | 11:31:54 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, The Covid-19 pandemic is still with us. However, a major change has taken place: vaccination, which is promising because vaccinated people are much less likely to be infected or to become seriously ill, and much less likely to transmit the virus. It is therefore to be hoped that those who have been vaccinated will be exempted from certain restrictions. As summer started yesterday – although we cannot see that today with the weather in Strasbourg... 21/06/2021 | 18:33:34 Thank you, Madam President. I would like to thank the rapporteur, Mr Boriss CILEVIČS, for the work he has done. His report has the merit of reminding us of the rules of freedom of expression, especially for politicians. However, it also points out the limits and what it does not allow, including incitement to hatred or violence or the overthrow of the constitutional order by violence or illegal means. The Council of Europe is a guarantor of democracy, and our Assembly is therefore right...

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