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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)

  • 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 (since 12/03/2021)
  • 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

22/04/2021 | 10:30:43 Thank you, Mr President. This is an important debate. It is important because, although it has already been debated, this is the first time that our Assembly will take a position on the situation of Mr Navalny. It is important because what is being asked of the Russian Federation is essential to the principles of our organisation. It is not a matter of interpreting a situation today, of exchanging opinions; we do that regularly and it is important at other times. Today we are at another stage... 21/04/2021 | 19:28:45 Thank you very much, Chair. Listening to the rapporteurs of the groups, I think that the general conclusion is that, basically, this is a mixed picture. A lot of progress has been made and it should be welcomed and stressed, and the colleagues who have spoken along these lines are right to do so - we should be quite strongly supporting it. Yet there is still a long way to go and we must make that journey together. Mr Sokratis FAMELLOS, for example, spoke of the political will to make reforms... 21/04/2021 | 18:50:49 Mister President, In 2015, our Assembly closed the monitoring process and initiated a post-monitoring dialogue process with Montenegro. A report was prepared in early 2020 on the state of this dialogue after five years. It should have been discussed here a year ago, but COVID decided otherwise and the report was referred first to the January session and then again to today's meeting. We also hope that the vote can take place today on the resolution. In the meantime, the co-rapporteurs have... 20/04/2021 | 16:17:00 Thank you, Mister President. The objective of ensuring the financing of states through taxation and of ensuring the contribution of all economic actors, in particular all types of companies, including in the digital field, to this collective effort is obviously a laudable objective. However, over and above what we have heard today about the importance of this contribution, the importance of the fight against fraud and the size of the amounts involved, which are clearly shown in the report, I... 20/04/2021 | 09:08:44 Thank you, Mr President. Dear Colleagues, In the face of the global pandemic of COVID-19, the way out of the crisis is through vaccination. This is being done in stages in the various countries and at a varying pace from one region to another. In the face of this pandemic, which has led to considerable restrictions on fundamental freedoms everywhere, the project of certificates or "passes" to certify one's vaccination status has gained ground. Although some people, including those in this...

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