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Ms Laura CASTEL

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Representative
Senator
ERC

Senado
ES - 28013 - Madrid
Spain

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left since 29/04/2022
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 28/06/2021 to 28/04/2022
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 06/03/2020 to 27/06/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 06/03/2020 Representative - Spain

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 25/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 06/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 26/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr José María SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 31/05/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Iván ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 06/03/2020 to 23/05/2022)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/01/2023 | 18:34:23 Thank you, President. First of all, let me thank the co-rapporteurs for their excellent work. Dear colleagues, as is stressed in the report, Moldova is a country that faced serious challenges since the last monitoring report. Mainly three. The first is the refugee crisis. More than 700 000 refugees from Ukraine crossed the country, and around 90 000 remained in it. The second one is the energetic crisis, with one of the highest energy prices in Europe. The third is the economic consequences... 25/01/2023 | 18:01:15 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues. Sexual violence is the most prevalent form of male violence. It is necessary to understand it as a social and political phenomenon. Member States should promote a sexual violence approach with protocols, circuits, and care services in intervention with two main goals to prevent and eradicate the structural causes, promote a social and cultural transformation, and replace the culture of rape with the culture of consent, which involves carrying out... 12/10/2022 | 20:32:04 Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2 I want to personally congratulate the rapporteur for the work done. However, I would like to make some reflections on the use of the term “safe countries”. Pushbacks are prohibited by international law, under the non-refoulement principle, and by virtue of human rights treaties. The right not to be refouled is enshrined in Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Every person arriving in a country should have individual analysis of... 12/10/2022 | 12:55:17 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Thank you to the rapporteurs for this report. I will support it and I encourage you, colleagues, to do so as well. However, with certain details in mind: Turkey has been under the monitoring procedure for five years. Nevertheless, under the current regime opponents are imprisoned, harassed and tortured. Civil society is restricted. There are deep flaws in the judicial system. Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul convention; the CPT is... 11/10/2022 | 20:33:10 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to begin personally congratulating the Rapporteur for this long due and thought-provoking report. Last month, a member of Catalan parliament from my political group, Najat Driouech Ben Moussa, wearing a hijab, was insulted in a public assembly, and suffered different forms of violent speech against her. The day after, in an open letter, she stated that “it is crucial to build walls against islamophobia, no exceptions should be allowed...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions