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Mr Bob van PAREREN

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Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 15/05/2020
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 27/01/2020 to 14/05/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Netherlands

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

  • Alternate of Ms Kati PIRI (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 26/06/2021 to 26/09/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Petra STIENEN (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2021 to 20/06/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Reina de BRUIJN-WEZEMAN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 25/01/2021)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 15:52:18 Mister Chair, We talk today, as I look at the agenda, of a Pride event in Belgrade that is stopped by the responsible authorities. The reason was a risk of security for as well participants as possible demonstrators. A wise decision, unless you want a provocation from whatever side. Whatever cultural background there is, this can happen in a city. But the special situation is now that this issue has become a debate in the Council of Europe. The Pride organisers have already complained about... 11/10/2022 | 18:21:07 Mister Chair, The title of the report leads us to confusion. There's no answer in this total report on how Islamophobia arises. The major point, prevention, is missing. I'm a father of difficult children, four children, and one of them is married to a Muslim. Myself, I'm Jewish, and my grandson is homosexual, so we look at the same issue from different points. But still, the "why" question is missing. Let us take some typical examples: A white girl passes by a Muslim boy. A Jewish man, like... 24/06/2022 | 11:06:48 Thank you, Mister Chair. It is a free debate, so I want to bring up some some points about what has happened this week. I felt very bad about this debate we had yesterday about the United Kingdom. It looked as if this country was in a way doing such bad things that I thought, is this not overreacting to the situation? There are more important things to discuss; what I really recommend to be discussed in this debate in this Hemicycle are two situations of abuses of human rights in the... 24/06/2022 | 10:17:02 Thank you, Mister Chairman. When I see the title of this debate, it looks like I am in my former professional days in a medical congress. Whilst, on the other hand, we get repetition of yesterday's issue on misinformation. It is not that I am saying it is not good because, in fact, I really promote basic vaccinations but I still have some comments and the basis is that trust is the base of acceptance. Basic vaccines are proven [to be] fine and give great results, so they should, really... 23/06/2022 | 11:24:02 Thank you, Mister Chairman. The report titled "Ensuring accountability for the downing of flight MH17" is so correct. I'm proud to say that, yes, we will ensure that accountability will take place, will continuously take place. It's good to know that the perpetrators of this terrible murder crime will be chastened forever. The least we can do for the relatives of the innocent victims, also as a lesson that you never escape, when you think you can commit crimes on humanity. It's already...