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25/01/2024 | 19:27:23 Thank you very much Mister President. There are many statements made in these two draft resolutions. We can compare them and agree that freedom of expression and freedom of  information are essential in our democracies. Furthermore, we can agree when it comes to the draft resolution on SLAPPs, the types of measures that are required here. Having said that, we also need to acknowledge that these two draft resolutions have to be compared to the whole question of hate speech, which is... 24/01/2024 | 19:35:39 Thank you Madam President, I think that all of the member states of the Council of Europe, and all those of us who meet in this chamber, all those of us who form part of this Parliamentary Assembly, are all, of course, opposed to torture and/or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Not only because our states have signed up to international conventions in this regard, but also because it really is a fundamental issue. We're talking here about respect for human beings and elementary... 11/10/2023 | 17:52:08 Thank you very much, Madam President.  This report refers to an important issue. It could have been addressed, I think, generally, a bit like cybersecurity and fundamental rights. It could have been approached that way, but unfortunately, that is not what happened here.  This report is a report based on isolated facts related to some countries, the Pegasus system, when we gained cognisance that some governments were using this spyware in 2021. Now, with regard to Spain, I should point out... 23/06/2023 | 13:07:49 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The proposed definition of the main forms of transnational repression may not be sufficient to include all unlawful actions of a transnational nature. Indeed, on 17 and 18 May 2021, Spain suffered an unlawful action by Morocco in the form of an assault on the border access to Ceuta, a stronghold of Spanish sovereignty in North Africa. By around 12,000 Moroccan citizens - many of them minors - encouraged by the Moroccan authorities and with... 26/01/2023 | 17:45:24 Thank you very much, Madam President. If I may, I would like to refer to Poland and Hungary, both of which are subject to the review by the Assembly. The report is fairly detailed in fact when it comes to the Polish case. In the case of Poland, we know that there have been two rulings by the Constitutional Court of Poland. They state that Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights is not compatible with the Polish Constitution. That is the interpretation of the court. In addition to... 25/01/2023 | 19:32:05 Thank you very much, Mister President. The Istanbul Convention came into force in 2014, already over eight years ago. It's a convention on violence against women and against domestic violence as well. The first draft debate, of course, concerned violence against women. We've seen quite clearly that it continues to grow, and it is truly alarming what is happening across the world right now. It also outlines that in 2021 this type of violence continues to affect for the most part women, with... 25/01/2023 | 13:08:55 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Already in the 19th century, Tocqueville wondered about the relentless expansion of the democratic regimes of his time in the collection and recording of data on citizens. As a phenomenon of government action limiting individual freedom, it has grown in the 20th and 21st centuries with the new technologies, which have proved to be a useful instrument to reinforce that action. This has given rise to extensive national and international... 12/10/2022 | 19:17:58 Thank you, Mister President. I'll be speaking Spanish, my native language. [in French]   I must admit I am quite surprised by a lot of what I have heard in today's debate. I haven't attended many settings of the Parliamentary Assembly, but I do see there are certain recurring issues you deal with, and this is one of them. To the greatest satisfaction, I'm sure, of all members who spoke on but after the left and the center-left, I'd like to tell you that in Spain we have a law, Law No. 15 of... 22/06/2022 | 16:30:08 Thank you, Mister Chair. I will continue in Spanish. I think there really is a terrible confusion here regarding questions that should not be lumped together. The right to asylum and protection granted by the European Union and other international bodies, as well as European bodies, are, without any doubt, sufficient to provide ample protection to people coming from the war in Ukraine. There is no doubt about that, including unaccompanied minors. Now if we want to extend the right to asylum...