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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 (since 22/03/2021)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • 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

22/04/2021 | 10:56:19 Dear Colleagues, The life of Alexei Navalny hangs by a thread. Can we really save his life from imminent death? We all know perfectly well that now Alexei is at the hands of the same people who had tried to poison him. We also know who is a primary decision-maker when it comes to a decision on whether Alexei will live or die. This person is Russian President Mr Putin. Let's have no illusions that there isn't any rule-of-law state in Russia. There is no rule of law in Russia. There Is only... 20/04/2021 | 12:02:53 Thank you. Thank you Mr President. Talking about strategic priorities of the Council of Europe we should take into consideration two important factors, two important things. First of all, real, not abstract, problems we face. Second, concrete solutions to these problems. What are these problems? I'll take a risk to single them out. First of all, no implementation by some member states of the decisions given by the European Court of Human Rights. What can be the solution to this acute problem... 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...