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Ms Nigar ARPADARAI (Azerbaijan, EC/DA)


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)

  • Alternate EC/DA: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 27/01/2023)
  • 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)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (since 10/10/2022)
  • 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)


Last speeches

21/06/2023 | 18:45:07 Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank you all for your interventions and your thoughts and speeches. It is very useful, and it was very useful to listen to all of you. Dear Colleagues, I believe that a diverse and wider Europe is a stronger Europe. That is why the speech by our colleague was very disturbing. We should not think like that. We should stand by human rights, because we share these values. Refugees, IDPs and migrants need to be supported. I believe that sport is a... 21/06/2023 | 17:00:14 Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, I have the honour to present you my draft resolution on the social inclusion of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons through sport. This is a very topical issue, which aims at better integrating migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in host countries and communities. Migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons face numerous challenges on their move all along their migration journey. They have suffered from... 25/04/2023 | 20:03:24 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, The Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe is not perfect. Paraphrasing Mr Winston Churchill, who was among the first who suggested to create this very Council of Europe, I would claim that it has lots of major problems and needs reforms, but it is still the best thing we have. The Council of Europe idea was conceived during World War Two, and it was all about trying to make sure that such wars do not repeat themselves... 26/01/2023 | 19:54:23 Thank you, Mister President. I really hear and listen to all the speeches. I feel so sorry that some members of this distinguished Assembly forget about the basic principles of international law. Dear colleagues, The Lachin road and Karabakh is a sovereign territory of Azerbaijan. I would like to remind you of this. I will speak about the road and about the story that the Armenian side is trying to portray here. But before that I would like to remind you of something, which this Assembly... 25/01/2023 | 12:12:43 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear Colleagues, The resolution feels like a breath of fresh air after the pandemic scaremongering and a series of disturbing reports and resolutions undermining freedom of speech and human rights produced by our Assembly. We are finally getting back to our core mission, which is defending human rights, not undermining them. During the last few years, we substantially retreated the standard of human rights. It would be an oversimplification to blame solely the pandemic...