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26/01/2023 | 13:00:39 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear members of the Parliamentary Assembly, We have gathered here on the eve of the first anniversary splashed with blood, pain and grief. What Russian forces committed in Ukraine since the 24th of February is difficult to articulate. Words cannot do it proper justice. But justice is what we need. Such a blatant transgression of international law cannot go unpunished. If it does, the already fragile system of international institutions, part... 25/01/2023 | 18:32:06 Thank you very much, Mister Chair. Ladies and Gentlemen, Maybe more ladies today, and especially ladies our rapporteurs. Thank you very much for your excellent report. I'm a Czech, so I'm one of the country's representatives who has appeared today, one of the countries who still had not ratified the Istanbul Convention. It's important for me to address you in my speech and to explain where we are. First of all, please, it's very crucial for me to explain here and to really underline that the... 24/01/2023 | 19:25:05 Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. Thank you to everyone, thank you for this excellent and very important debate. Thank you also to the rapporteur for this excellent report. It is an honor for me to be the last speaker in this debate because for all that I have heard and also, looking back, all that has happened in over many decades, in more than 50 states, and with hundreds of resolutions that have been taken, the Convention on Human Rights, the Court of Human Rights, the Václav Havel Prize... 15/03/2022 | 18:37:16 Ladies and Gentlemen, Madam Rapporteur, I would like to speak to you today on behalf of the Czech nation, which experienced the humiliation and aggression of the entry of Russian tanks into its territory in 1968, but which also, somewhat more distantly, experienced the humiliation of the abandonment of our country by the European allies. The citizens of my country bear the events of 1938 to 1968 as a deep national trauma, but today this national trauma allows us to be, in spirit, much closer...