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28/04/2023 | 10:23:30 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, First of all, I must thank the rapporteurs on behalf of my political group of the European People's Party for this very precise and exhaustive work on San Marino's compliance with the obligations arising from its membership of the Council of Europe. The Monitoring Committee has reviewed San Marino's compliance with its obligations and its democratic institutions and the rule of law in great depth. San Marino's unique and robust system of democratic... 26/04/2023 | 19:12:59 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, Our Parliamentary Assembly has always made a very important contribution to monitoring the implementation of the European Court's judgments, as these rights are considered a priority. Yet, Mr Osman Kavala, a human rights defender in Türkiye, has been involved in the establishment of many civil society movements and NGOs whose activities are related to human rights, culture, social studies, historical reconciliation and environmental protection. Yet... 25/01/2023 | 18:39:02 Mister Chair, The last Portuguese Presidency that was held by the European Union was held in 2021 celebrated at a high-level conference on the 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention. This pan-European treaty to prevent and combat violence against women and girls is an ongoing project with advances but also with setbacks, such as the recent abandonment of Türkiye by Erdogan that all of us regret. Portugal, as was said, was the first member of the European Union to sign the Istanbul... 23/01/2023 | 17:05:05 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, Given the ongoing threat posed by Daesh fighters, it is true that these children have their own right to family life, enshrined in Article 8 of the Convention, which they cannot be deprived of by virtue of their parents' crimes. The tools for combating the ongoing threat posed by the fighters of Daesh are fundamentally different from those that allow children to develop harmoniously into responsible adults participating in society. The function of acts of...