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Mr Oleksandr MEREZHKO

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Servant of the People

Verkhovna Rada
UA - 01008 - Kyiv


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative-Ukraine

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Mariia MEZENTSEVA (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

28/01/2021 | 09:31:09 Thank you, Mister President, Dear Colleagues, A year ago when the decision, a mistaken one of course, was taken to let the Russian delegation back to PACE, it was expected that there would be some progress on the part of Russia, that Russia would change its ways and its attitude towards human rights. Now, a year after, we ask ourselves: where is the progress? The answer is, there is no progress. On the contrary, the situation with human rights in Russia has considerably deteriorated. In the... 27/01/2021 | 17:07:24 Madam Chair, Dear Colleagues. Alexei Navalny's case is not only about a concrete person. It is rather about basic values and principles of our organization which is supposed to defend human rights and which strives to establish rule of law. Therefore, demanding the immediate release of Alexei Navalny and his supporters, we defend human rights values and principles of the Council of Europe. But let's take a closer look at the Navalny case and try to understand its true meaning. Isn't it truly... 26/01/2021 | 09:45:30 Thank you, Mr Chairman. Dear colleagues, the key question regarding the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights is how to guarantee efficient implementation of the judgments. How to make them real, in the sense of the influence upon behavior of human beings, people. To answer this crucial question we need to understand that legal phenomena exist in the minds of human beings. The judgments, just like laws themselves, motivate a certain conduct of people. From this... 31/01/2020 | 12:40:56 Does anyone object? No, no one. As there is no objection. I declare that amendment 1 to the draft resolution has been agreed. Now we will proceed to the vote of the draft resolution contained in document 15029 as amended. The vote is open. The vote is closed. I call for the result to be displayed. The draft resolution in document 15029 is adopted. We will now consider the draft recommendation contained in document 15022 to which no amendments have been tabled. We will now proceed to vote on... 31/01/2020 | 11:11:14 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I'm going to talk about the biggest, the most powerful, and the richest hacker of democracy. Let's face the truth, in the short run democracy is weaker than authoritarian regimes because democracy prefers to play by rules. Democracy truly honestly believes in the freedom of speech and tries to develop freedom of speech, whereas authoritarian regimes break the rules. They abuse freedom of speech, they try to use freedom of speech as a guise in...


Reports and committee opinions