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Mr Didier MARIE

Speeches since 2019

11/10/2023 | 18:02:09 Thank you, Madam Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank our colleague Mr. Pieter OMTZIGT for his Report, which has enabled us to adopt an important position on spyware, its use by states and its compatibility with respect of human rights. I feel I must begin my remarks by saluting the work of the group of investigative journalists coordinated by Forbidden Stories, who helped bring this scandal to light. They have fully played their role as whistle-blowers. The parallel with George... 11/10/2023 | 16:51:59 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Ladies and Gentlemen, We are stunned by what we discovered on Saturday, and we condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack perpetrated by Hamas on Israeli soil. This attack is of an unprecedented scale, in its way. War crimes, massacres and horrors. The mass killings of civilians, some mowed down just as they were partying, and the latest news of entire families killed on kibbutzes, including babies, are simply revolting. The massive taking of hostages is... 10/10/2023 | 19:14:45 Thank you, Mister Chairman. First of all, I'd like to thank the Monitoring Committee for choosing to assess my country and to congratulate the rapporteurs, Ms Yelyzaveta YASKO and Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN, for striking the right balance throughout the process. As the Minister of Justice, Mr Dupond-Moretti said, a report of this nature, like the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, stings a little. No country is perfect, even France, which is committed to freedom, human rights, and... 27/04/2023 | 19:33:54 Dear Colleagues, I would like to take my turn in thanking our colleague Mr Geraint DAVIES for his report, whose findings and orientations I largely share. As the French Senate's rapporteur on issues relating to the European Union's trade policy and, on the other hand, on the duty of care of companies, I have been able to contribute to the Senate's mobilisation in favour of a better consideration of the issues related to sustainable development, both in its environmental and social aspects... 27/04/2023 | 16:44:52 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I would also like to thank our colleague Mr Paulo PISCO for his report and Ms Olena Volodymyrivna ZELENSKA for her moving speech, which underlines the extent of deportations and forced transfers of Ukrainian children to the Russian Federation or to temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories. This is a subject on which the French Senate recently took a stand, adopting a resolution condemning Russia's actions. I am pleased that our Assembly is also... 25/04/2023 | 19:10:14 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, Our Assembly is committed to democracy and human rights beyond Europe's borders. I thank our fellow rapporteur for emphasising the tool that the partnership for democracy represents for promoting the values of our organisation. It is proposed today that we revise this framework to allow for greater involvement of the parliamentarians who make up the delegations of the partners for democracy in our work, which I also welcome. While some of these... 22/06/2022 | 11:26:51 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, I would also like to thank our colleague Ms Petra BAYR, who has rightly highlighted the danger represented today by the accelerated spread of antisemitic discourse and the worrying increase in antisemitic acts. As in many other member States, we have a legal arsenal in France that penalises the public expression of antisemitic statements. I am referring to the offence of defamation and insult with an antisemitic connotation, to incitement to racial... 21/06/2022 | 18:55:01 Thank you, Mr President. I would also like to thank our colleagues Mr Frank SCHWABE and Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR for their unfortunately very gloomy and worrying reports on the situation in the North Caucasus, the Chechen Republic, Dagestan and Ingushetia. Our Assembly has adopted several resolutions in the past which, unfortunately, have had no concrete effect: impunity for agents of the regional and federal authorities for serious human rights violations persists and fear remains... 21/06/2022 | 11:03:52 Mr President, Dear colleagues, I would like to thank our colleague Mr Bogdan KLICH for this report which invites us to rethink the role of the Council of Europe with regard to the new security challenges. The savage and inadmissible aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine is a major shock for Europe and a challenge for its security, but I share the analysis of the report which underlines that many other tensions and threats exist. In the face of these dangers, we need a renewed...