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Ms Ruth JONES (United Kingdom, SOC)

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House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 26/06/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 26/06/2020 Representative - United Kingdom

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 26/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (since 06/07/2020)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 26/06/2020)
  • Alternate of Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 26/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr John HOWELL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 06/07/2020 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

21/06/2023 | 19:31:18 Thank you Madam President. I want to begin by thanking the rapporteur Mr Kamal JAFAROV for the report before us. It is detailed and forensic, and his research has been really comprehensive. It was a Labour government in 1998 that introduced the Human Rights Act. This Act integrated the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. We on the UK Labour benches are still in full support of it, and will continue to strongly oppose any Conservative attempts to weaken or replace the Human Rights... 21/06/2023 | 17:38:38 Thank you, Mister John HOWELL. It is good to see you in the Chair this afternoon. Is this working? It is. Okay. Brilliant. I would like to thank all three rapporteurs for their respective comprehensive reports this afternoon. I will be speaking principally on Mr Domagoj HAJDUKOVIĆ's report. Yesterday, as we have already heard was World Refugee Day, and organisations across the globe have been using this moment to celebrate the positive impact refugees can have. In the UK, in particular, we... 26/04/2023 | 20:01:10 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   I would like to begin by thanking the rapporteur, Mr Simon Moutquin on his report, it is sober reading, but it also makes it clear that lapsing into despair cannot be our approach. We must tackle these disasters with a clear and united front. I echo the Resolution’s expression of solidarity with the Turkish and Syrian peoples following the disastrous earthquake in February. The effects of that disaster reached out across the world and, in... 25/04/2023 | 18:09:44 Thank you Madam Chair. I want to thank you for the opportunity to speak in today's debate on the European Convention on Human Rights and National Constitutions. I'd like to begin by thanking the rapporteur Mr George KATROUGALOS for the report before us, because it accurately highlights the real world tensions that exist when looking to practically apply human rights legislation on a fair and equitable basis across different legal systems in many countries. I note that while the work of the... 25/01/2023 | 10:48:22 Mister President, Thank you for the opportunity to speak in this important debate on the environmental impact of armed conflict across our world. I thank the rapporteur, my colleague Mr John HOWELL, for compiling this well researched and comprehensive document. I serve as one of the shadow environment ministers in the United Kingdom, so this is an issue of great importance to me and my colleagues, and many in my country. As a world we've always counted the sad casualties of war in terms of...