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Lord Richard KEEN (United Kingdom, EC/DA)

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Representative
Member of the House of Lords
Conservative

House of Lords
GB - SW1A 0PW - London
United Kingdom

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 24/01/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - United Kingdom

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

  • Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (since 23/01/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Standing Committee (since 23/01/2024)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 23/01/2024)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate EC/DA: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 24/06/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 23/01/2024 to 26/01/2024)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Sir Christopher CHOPE (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

18/04/2024 | 16:58:03 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, I would invite you to support the statutory opinion of the Assembly before you, prepared by Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR, which was adopted unanimously by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. Sunna has closely followed the negotiations leading to the recent adoption of the draft convention, and certainly persuaded the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights to support it after a number of issues were raised by members and debated... 18/04/2024 | 10:41:31 Thank you, President and colleagues. I wish to distinguish two separate and distinct issues. First, the nature of the risk and challenges presented by anthropogenic climate change. Second, the competence of the Council of Europe under the Convention with respect to the contracting parties. I shall begin with the first. The Reykjavík Declaration referred to the triple planetary crisis of pollution, climate change, and loss of biodiversity. The European environment agency climate risk... 17/04/2024 | 17:35:43 Mister President, dear colleagues, We have just jointly debated three reports presented by the Committee that I have the honour to chair. And I would like to express my thanks, first of all, to each of the rapporteurs for the work they have done and to the Secretariat. To debate these three reports together makes eminent sense because they are linked together, as they all relate to the nature of the Putin regime, its aggression and the need to resist its further expansion and attacks on... 25/01/2024 | 18:06:55 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights was requested to provide an opinion on the report Countering SLAPPs: an imperative for a democratic society. Unfortunately, the rapporteur for opinion Mr Davor Ivo STIER is unable to be present. He asked me to speak on his behalf in my capacity as the Chair of the Committee. The rapporteur Mr STIER would like to congratulate Mr Stefan SCHENNACH, as would I, and the Culture Committee for what is an... 24/01/2024 | 19:50:06 Thank you, Mister President. Colleagues, Our Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights adopted this Report in June last year. The Report is based on a motion of resolutions tabled by our Committee which was merged with another reference sent to us by the Bureau called "Cases of torture and inhumane treatments in Azerbaijani prisons". We held a hearing with the President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), Dr Alan Mitchell, as well as with two experts from Russia...

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