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Mr Caspar van den BERG (Netherlands, ALDE)

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Substitute
Senator
People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)

Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague
Netherlands

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 22/01/2024
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 25/04/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 25/04/2022 Substitute - Netherlands

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

  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 09/10/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 09/10/2023)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 23/06/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Carla MOONEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 09/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Jeroen van WIJNGAARDEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2023 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Roelien KAMMINGA (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 20/06/2022 to 08/09/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Margreet De BOER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 20/06/2022 to 10/10/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Margreet De BOER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 23/01/2023 to 24/06/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

12/10/2023 | 19:39:06 Thank you, Mister Chair. Let me start off by thanking the rapporteur Ms Petra BAYR and the staff that has supported her for her impressive work of the utmost importance to the case of Mr Kavala and thereby also for human rights in Europe in the widest sense. As every member of this Assembly knows, under the Article 46.1 of the European Convention of Human Rights, member states are bound to comply with final judgments of the Court. Period. Even though this may come as a surprise in the context... 10/10/2023 | 19:11:45 Dear Chair, Monitoring the human rights, the functioning of democracy and the rule of law are a vital part of our work here at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). To quote King Willem-Alexander in his speech in the hemicycle in June 2022: "the goal is never to point the finger at someone else, but the goal is to learn from looking critically and constructively at ourselves in the mirror." That is the way in which our efforts here have a positive added value to our... 22/06/2023 | 18:28:37 Dear Chair, First of all, many thanks to rapporteur Mr Paul GAVAN for his excellent work on the report. The Dutch liberal party acknowledges that conflicts between two states that are both member states of the Council of Europe are sensitive issues in this house. The Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict is one of them. Yet, at this moment, when the humanitarian situation affecting the people of Nagorno-Karabakh is dire, my party strongly supports the need for this conflict to be addressed in this... 22/06/2023 | 16:20:35 Dear Chair, The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe wants to express its heartfelt gratitude to the rapporteurs of today’s debate, Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS and Ms Linda Hofstad HELLELAND. They have done an impressive job working on a topic that is, or should be, the highest priority to everyone here at the Council of Europe, namely Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. Thousands of civilians have been killed alongside the tens of thousands of Ukrainian military who have died... 24/01/2023 | 19:18:07 Thank you, Mr President. I would like to start by complimenting our rapporteur, Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her excellent work and on a very strong, to-the-point and timely report. It is a very great importance that our heads of state and government come together to reaffirm their continued commitment to liberal representative democracy bound by the rule of law and to human rights in a rule-based multilateral international order. The brutal aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine is...

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