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Ms Nicole HÖCHST

Speeches since 2019

13/10/2023 | 12:37:13 Dear Mr President, Dear colleagues, The present Report is honorable and expresses our irrepressible will to work tirelessly as the Human Rights Council to ensure that human rights are universal and applied everywhere on earth. Unfortunately, several important aspects are not mentioned in this Report. From the protracted Afghanistan mission of the last decades we have to draw the painful realization that it is not possible to establish democracy and human rights in places it is absolutely not... 23/06/2023 | 11:57:48 Madam President, Dear colleagues, Some 63% of the world's population has access to the internet. Almost 40 percent do not. This is where the "great divide" runs. The EU has already announced its intention to invest 200 billion euros to bridge this gap. This also involves German taxpayers' money. Therefore, please allow me not to approve the resolution without at least asking important questions. Why are there no recognised alternatives to the lifestyle that requires more and more digitality... 28/04/2023 | 11:12:19 Mister President, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, The topic of young people and the media is an area of great tension. I would, therefore, like to focus on a few points that, in my opinion, cannot be emphasised highly enough. First, dealing with the media has to be taught and learned. Adolescents must develop a sense of whether they are being manipulated by the media, who might benefit from it, and for what reason. They must learn to do research and not blindly fall for propaganda or... 14/10/2022 | 12:32:52 President, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to speak about the situation as concerns democracy in Germany. First of all, fundamental values upon which the Council of Europe is built, parliamentary democracy, with its plurality, a cultural system which involves protection of the rule of law, human rights of every individual. These are the obligations of every individual and every government. To stand equal before the law, tolerance, social integration, and diversity have to be... 13/10/2022 | 18:37:47 Mister President, Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, Women's sports deserve the highest recognition because they help girls and women gain self-esteem and self-efficacy, the drivers of emancipation and lived equality. Anything that helps to make women's sports a safer place for women and girls is to be supported. Sport also does a great job as a catalyst for integration. In sports, gender, ancestry, language, and religious or political views play no role. This is a great achievement for... 20/06/2022 | 16:03:39 Thank you very much, Madam President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we are agreed that no one may be discriminated against or given preferential treatment because of his or her gender, ancestry, race, language, home country and origin, faith, religious or political views. No one may be disadvantaged because of his or her disability, and parties are not only legally well-advised not to violate this foundation of values. However, in order for this report to have a positive impact while... 25/01/2022 | 09:48:31 Thank you. Dear Mister President, dear rapporteur, dear Madam DALLI, dear colleagues, To be perfectly clear, I condemn the violence that occurred on 4 July 2021 in Georgia by groups protesting at the Tbilisi Pride event, just as I condemn all violence and support the rights of all people to live freely and to express themselves openly. Yet, I suspect that the discussion of this incident together with the report combatting the rising hate against the LGBTI people in Europe seeks to forge a...