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Ms Ada MARRA (Switzerland, SOC)


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 23/01/2023
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Switzerland

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 25/04/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (since 27/04/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 29/01/2020 to 24/04/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 15/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Olivier FRANÇAIS (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 27/01/2020 to 24/04/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Marina CAROBBIO GUSCETTI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 22/06/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Damien COTTIER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 27/04/2022 to 21/06/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Roland Rino BÜCHEL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 29/01/2020 to 24/04/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Sibel ARSLAN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (since 22/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Children (since 22/09/2020)


Last speeches

23/06/2023 | 11:50:55 Thank you, Madam Vice-Chairwoman. Dear colleagues, I, too, would like to tell you a little story. For a long time, I was president of the "Lire et Écrire" Association in Switzerland, which fought against illiteracy. The testimonies of these people were extremely touching, as they told us that learning to read and write liberated them, gave them the possibility of having a secret, because, basically, when you can't read and write, you hand over power and your life to others - as our colleague... 21/06/2023 | 18:47:22 Madam President, I'd like to start by drawing your attention to what's happened here. Basically, we're dealing with three different types of migration. In other words, there is no such thing as the "foreigner gene". There are particular situations, with different particularities. So, when I hear Mr. Thibaut FRANÇOIS give us a whole host of names - "illegals", "refugees", "they don't pay", "they abuse", "they've never participated" - I'd just like to remind you that, at least as far as illegal... 21/06/2023 | 17:07:18 Thank you, Mister Vice-Chairman. Dear colleagues, "Undocumented but not without rights": these were the powerful words of the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights in 2015, and it's what I want to repeat today in this hemicycle. This is a legitimate topic here, where we are concerned with human rights, respect for people's rights and their physical and mental integrity, regardless of their administrative definition. We can all still remember the queues of people in our towns and... 12/10/2022 | 18:51:34 Here you go, sorry. Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Madam. The issue of migration and asylum in particular a recurring theme in our states and in the Council of Europe. Far too often it is used as a populist argument and an outlet for many political forces. In this Council, on the contrary, we try to give a voice to those who do not have one and who are all too often used as pawns in geopolitical strategies and political agendas. This is why our Group welcomes the two resolutions... 11/10/2022 | 18:24:39 Thank you, Madam President. Ladies and Gentlemen, The issue addressed by our colleague Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW is sensitive. You can see that straight away when reading the reasons behind this and the resolution. It crystallises the war of words and definitions, a strategy which is being cunningly used by those who knowingly deny a reality which is quite simple in our societies: If you have black or dark skin, if your name appears to be Arabic or African, if you are of the Muslim religion...