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Ms Nigar ARPADARAI

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Representative
Deputy
Independent

Milli Mejlis
AZ - 1152 - Baku
Azerbaijan

Nigar_arpadarai@hotmail.com

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 05/06/2020
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 30/04/2020 to 04/06/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 30/04/2020 Representative - Azerbaijan

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 30/04/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 30/04/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/06/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 24/06/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 19/05/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (since 19/05/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

20/04/2021 | 18:01:24 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, May I remind you that Azerbaijan has the largest refugee and IDP to overall population ratio in whole of Council of Europe space, technically in the whole Europe. Azerbaijani refugees, 1 million people, approximately 1/8th of population waited to go back to their homes for almost 3 decades. War is a very painful and dramatic process, it is a tragedy by all means. But the war in Karabakh is over now. A new situation, which... 20/04/2021 | 12:16:31 Dear Colleagues, Europe cannot be defined solely in geographical terms. It is, first of all, an idea so attractive that over centuries people and countries choose to navigate towards it, embracing European identity. Today Europe is a civilizational and cultural construct, that expanded well beyond the natural borders of European "peninsula" of the Eurasian continent over last few centuries. Today, one of the most important questions is the question of where the European border of Europe... 19/04/2021 | 20:04:42 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to a very challenging situation that Azerbaijan faces today. It is the problem of return of IDPs and refugees to the recently liberated territories, that have been under Armenian occupation for 3 decades. May I remind you that Azerbaijan has the largest refugee and IDP to overall population ratio in whole of Council of Europe space. Around 1mln out of 8mln people of those times were... 28/01/2021 | 12:05:02 Dear colleagues, it's really unfortunate that even now, when we live in the 21st century, we still have such notions as racism, discrimination and xenophobia. In the current report, the main focus was made on the ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers, as they do identity checks on a daily basis and some individuals are being singled out for such checks solely on the grounds of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, or perceived religion. However, we should not consider police and law... 28/01/2021 | 11:10:39 Dear colleagues, good afternoon. Forewarned is forearmed: this is a very old and very common proverb; in essence it says that information in fact is a weapon. This proverb was around long before social media came to our lives. Since that time information became even more important. It is the source of political, economic, and even military power. And we have a small group of businesses that own the vast majority of information. They own most of data. They are the so-called Big Tech companies...

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