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Mr Damien COTTIER

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In the political groups

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

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - Switzerland
  • from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2022 Substitute - Switzerland

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

  • Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 25/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (since 25/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Standing Committee (since 25/01/2022)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 25/01/2022)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 25/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 24/01/2022)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 28/09/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • 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 (from 27/01/2020 to 24/04/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 26/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 24/01/2022)
  • 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 Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 25/04/2022)
  • 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

23/06/2022 | 16:58:39 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, We are right, in this House, to debate this important issue because we are facing one of the greatest risks of international crisis that stems from two other crises, finally: The Ukrainian crisis, the Russian aggression of Ukraine, and, on the other hand, also climate change. The situation in which we find ourselves, on the one hand, is related to the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the blockades that result from it, but also to the bad... 23/06/2022 | 12:20:05 Thank you, Mr President. Your Majesty, Madam Secretary General, Dear colleagues, Like many of you have already done, I would like to begin by paying tribute to the families represented here with us. I commend their dignity throughout this process and I also commend their stubborn search for truth. They have the right to truth; the victims have the right to truth. On behalf of the Committee, I wish to extend to them our heartfelt condolences. Those condolences go to the loved ones of those who... 21/06/2022 | 19:36:16 Thank you, Mr President. A few messages to simply support on behalf of the Committee, the comments just made by the two rapporteurs and the importance of this work and to thank the two rapporteurs for the excellent work they have done. I believe this has been said by all the speakers, and to emphasise the quality of this work, which is well demonstrated by the Committee's vote, which was unanimous in favour of these two reports. I would also like to thank the Secretariat for the excellent and... 21/06/2022 | 10:57:08 Danke, Herr Präsident. Mr President, 24 February this year was an important turning point in the history of our continent, a fundamental paradigm shift that finally reminds us of the challenges our organisation faced in the 1990s, and that is why our Assembly is right to call for a Summit of Heads of State and Government, as it has already done in several resolutions and as it does again in the resolution before us today. Some people wonder if this is the right time for a summit, but one of... 28/04/2022 | 12:58:51 Gladly, Mr President. You have just seen how it goes, sometimes, in the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, to clarify the points. Like Mr Domagoj HAJDUKOVIĆ, I have a background as a historian and I believe that history will judge what is happening now in Ukraine and the responsibilities, and it will judge extremely severely. But as a historian, I would add that it is not enough for history to judge: it is necessary for people and courts to judge. This is the thrust of the report...

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