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Mr Henk OVERBEEK

Speeches since 2019

25/01/2019 | 10:32:02 An increasing number of countries, including my own native Netherlands, have recently introduced new legislation enabling the withdrawal of nationality for suspected or real involvement in terrorist activities or have intensified the use of existing legislation. It is obvious that this raises a number of legal concerns regarding proportionality, the right to an effective remedy, the obligation to avoid statelessness, arbitrary treatment, and potential discrimination. The explanatory... 24/01/2019 | 10:16:40 The incident in the region of the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait on 25 November 2018 constitutes a serious escalation of the ongoing conflict between two member States of our Organisation: Ukraine and the Russian Federation. It is of the utmost importance that this new conflict be resolved peacefully as soon as possible and not be used to permanently intensify the wider conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine even further. We are grateful to the rapporteur for putting before us... 22/01/2019 | 16:52:32 I thank the rapporteur for tabling an interesting memorandum and for drawing up the clear resolution before us. The members of our group fully share this Assembly’s commitment to fight against impunity for perpetrators of serious human rights violations and serious forms of corruption that undermine the rule of law. However, most members of our group have serious doubts about whether the draft resolution on the table is the right way to implement that commitment. The first reservation...