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27/06/2019 | 10:50:07 Thank you, Mr President. Dear Colleagues.  I want to thank and congratulate the rapporteurs for touching such a sensitive issue and for their excellent work. As we all know starting from 2015, the European Union has experienced the largest influx of refugees and migrants into Europe since World War II. This in turn has exposed serious flaws in the European Union's asylum system. Along with migrant children that are travelling with their families there are a lot of children that risk... 26/06/2019 | 19:23:17 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, it was not my intention to speak against these made-up, groundless, accusations, however, the image of my country has been wrongfully accused by some of my colleagues here and I am compelled to make the following comments. Frankly speaking, statements full of groundless accusations against the Republic of Azerbaijan voiced by the representatives of some countries here are of no surprise to us. First of all, I have to mention that Azerbaijan has... 26/06/2019 | 11:12:46 Thank you, Mr Chair. I congratulate the rapporteur for an interesting and, at the same time, difficult work. Let me start with the undeniable fact that coercion has always been an integral part of the psychiatric armamentarium. Fortunately, the attention on the use of coercion in mental healthcare has increased recently. The term "coercion in mental health care" is a straightforward notion which is used when someone is subjected to medical treatment against his or her own will. It threatens... 12/04/2019 | 12:12:06 Dear colleagues, let me first thank you for your contributions to this debate. I do not know how many of you have visited the exhibition organised in our lobby by the Museum of Communication in Bern, the winner of our museum prize. Perhaps you have tasted the delicious Swiss chocolates offered by the museum and posted the wrappers in the relevant box to express your opinion on whether the gigantic amount of data circulating in the world is a threat or an opportunity. Our report is intended to... 11/04/2019 | 16:22:15 Frankly, it was not my intention to speak, but my country has been shown in a negative light, and I am compelled to make the following comments. Azerbaijan is a rapidly developing country in its region. It does its best to implement commitments to developing democracy. The Government of Azerbaijan is constantly taking measures to strengthen the rule of law. The country has been carrying out comprehensive reforms, which aim to form and develop a system to combat and stop activities that create... 10/04/2019 | 11:44:45 I congratulate both rapporteurs on their timely and excellent reports, which are about tackling an issue that is of global importance for the protection of human rights. Respect and equal rights for all human beings are important and necessary foundations of a stable society. Hate speech and intolerance are fundamental challenges to the values of the Council of Europe and its member States. Every year thousands of people become victims of various manifestations of hate, which pose a threat to... 23/01/2019 | 19:27:54 I thank both rapporteurs for touching on such sensible issues. The full inclusion of persons with disabilities is the basis of the international legal and policy framework in the area of human rights and disability. All of us here today have heard different opinions about a disability-inclusive work force and how persons with disabilities encounter multiple obstacles in accessing and participating in the labour market. However, the main question is, how can we better work together and learn... 21/01/2019 | 18:12:25 Today I would like to touch upon the topic of family and sustainable development. We are all aware that our world is changing every day and changing fast and that this is leading to high vulnerabilities and new risks. Everywhere there is a feeling of insecurity. What will happen to us tomorrow, or what will happen to our children, are questions we just keep frequently asking. Nowadays we come together to fight emerging global challenges, such as climate change, extreme poverty, urbanisation...