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27/04/2022 | 20:24:22 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear colleagues, first of all, I congratulate us on discussing this without russia's presence in the hall. We have discussed many other violations of fundamental human rights and freedoms by russia with the participation of a country that ignored all the relevant resolutions. Today that is finally no more. In early April, during the Presidential Committee's visit to Ukraine, a rhetorical question has come up: "I don't know if we could have... 27/01/2022 | 13:13:02 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr. Chair, Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to welcome this Report and thank the Rapporteur Mr André GATTOLIN for its preparation. Unfortunately, enforced disappearances continue to be a serious threat to human rights not only on the territory of the Council of Europe member States but all around the globe. They constitute one of the serious crimes prohibited by international law. Ukraine ratified the International Convention for... 26/01/2022 | 19:00:54 Dear president, dear colleagues, I am sorry for my technical problems with the Kudo system. The imprisonment and detention of Russian opposition leader Mr Alexei Navalny was not just a singular assassination attempt, but another expression of disrespect for democratic values and human rights by Russia. I'm thankful to the rapporteur for presenting this essential document. This report focuses on several violations committed by the Russian authorities: Firstly, systematic violations of the... 25/01/2022 | 10:52:12 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, First of all, I want to thank the rapporteurs for their excellent reports and paying attention to such important issue. The prepared report focused on a critical issue: the rising anti-gender rhetoric in Europe. Moreover, the Anti-gender movement is also one of the key reasons the Istanbul Convention remains unratified in many countries. For example, in 2011, when the Convention first opened for signatures, there was nothing controversial about expanding... 24/01/2022 | 20:03:17 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr. President, Dear colleagues in Strasbourg and all around Europe, I thank Rapporteur Baroness Doreen E. MASSEY for her excellent report on child participation. I am deeply convinced that child participation is a matter not only of the efficient implementation by states of the international and regional human rights documents regarding the rights of children. It is also part of forming legal consciousness and culture concerning the coming... 30/09/2021 | 10:11:10 Dear colleagues, Madame President. In recent months, we have seen how human rights and women's rights have been destroyed in Afghanistan. As it is mentioned in the report, the Taliban´s return to power raises major concerns as regards to the respect of human rights in Afghanistan, especially in areas such as women's rights. Within days, women's faces were hidden from the media, culture, education and public life. Literally, the images of women's faces were painted black. Women were the first... 28/09/2021 | 19:41:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Madam Rapporteur, First of all, I want to admit your excellent work on the report preparation. An issue of equal participation of women and men in political life and decision making is crucial for a democratic society. Although the quota system and other affirmative action policies contribute to increase women’s representation and participation in political life, women are still often underrepresented in international relations. In most... 23/06/2021 | 18:29:14 Dear colleagues, Dear Madam Rapporteur, I would like to commend your extraordinary work for the report's preparation. Thank you. The draft report is comprehensive and covers multiple human rights violations committed against Crimean Tatars by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied part of the Ukrainian territory, autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. Dear colleagues, eight years have already passed since the Russian Federation occupied Ukraine's Crimea. The... 23/06/2021 | 17:11:27 Dear colleagues, I would like to commend Madam rapporteur's extraordinary work for the report's preparation, so thank you, Miss GJERMENI. This report covers the crucial issue, how can we promote and support women from under-represented groups in the political and public life. During report preparation, we had effective communication with the Madam rapporteur on the situation of women's participation in Ukraine. Originally, the idea of the motion that preceded the report came from Ukrainian... 23/06/2021 | 13:08:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, The importance of such an international legal human rights instrument as the Istanbul Convention can hardly be overestimated. My country has signed it 10 years ago and I am also firmly convinced that in the near future Ukraine will become one of the states parties to this international treaty. Currently, an advocacy campaign for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention is going on in Ukraine. In this convocation of the...