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Opening of the sitting No 15

Joint debate: The role and responsibilities of political leaders in combating hate speech and intolerance / Stop hate speech and acts of hatred in sport

Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

15:37:12

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

15:42:05

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

15:45:26

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Mr Killion MUNYAMA

Poland, EPP/CD

15:45:31

I join colleagues in congratulating Elvira and Goran on the great job that they have done in presenting the reports. It was only during the January part-session that we had a minute of silence for the murder of the Mayor of Gdansk, Mr Adamowicz, who was a victim of hate speech in politics. There should be zero tolerance for hate speech.

Hate speech at sports grounds is a complex phenomenon, which can be approached from a legal, political, cultural, pedagogical, linguistic or sociological perspective. In the legal context, we can consider hate speech from the point of view of the protection of human rights, and from the point of view of criminal and civil law. We must also realise that hate speech has been inherent in the human species since the first appearance of a human being on Earth. However, the scale of its occurrence, because of the media that spread it – traditional or otherwise; it may happen on social media or in large gatherings of people in stadiums – must cause us the greatest anxiety and lead parliamentarians and governments to seek remedies. That is an extremely complicated task, because it requires us to face the paradox of balancing freedom with dignity. In our time, freedom has become a thoughtless fetish, which is invoked at the expense of the dignity and equality of individuals and social groups.

The Montenegro-England Euro 2020 qualifying match on 25 March was an illustration of the hate speech that still occurs in sports. Such behaviour cannot be tolerated in the 21st century, and it should be strongly condemned. I am convinced that stadium violence cannot simply be dealt with at stadiums, and we cannot make action against it the sole responsibility of the police. We will not achieve the results that we all want – that is, we will not eliminate hatred, xenophobia and banditry at stadiums – purely by force of strength. Only educated young citizens will be able to eliminate hate speech of the kind that we are experiencing.

Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

15:48:39

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Maria Elena BOSCHI

Italy, SOC

16:05:20

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:08:59

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:40:03

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Mr Goran BEUS RICHEMBERGH

Croatia, ALDE, Rapporteur

16:40:44

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:44:52

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Ms Elvira KOVÁCS

Serbia, EPP/CD, Rapporteur

16:45:00

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:51:09

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:53:34

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Vote: The role and responsibilities of political leaders in combating hate speech and intolerance / Stop hate speech and acts of hatred in sport

Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL, President of the Assembly

16:54:40

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Urgent debate: Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future

Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

16:57:06

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

16:58:17

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:08:49

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Mr Mart van de VEN

Netherlands, ALDE, Rapporteur

17:09:07

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:12:07

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Ms Ingjerd SCHOU

Norway, EPP/CD, Spokesperson for the group

17:12:16

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:15:13

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Mr Frank SCHWABE

Germany, SOC, Spokesperson for the group

17:15:21

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:18:17

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Sir Roger GALE

United Kingdom, EC, Spokesperson for the group

17:18:26

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:21:13

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Mr Hendrik DAEMS

Belgium, ALDE, Spokesperson for the group

17:21:55

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:25:04

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Mr Petter EIDE

Norway, UEL, Spokesperson for the group

17:25:37

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:28:48

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Mr Aleksandar ŠEŠELJ

Serbia, FDG, Spokesperson for the group

17:29:13

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:31:23

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:34:37

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Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR

Iceland, SOC

17:34:43

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:37:38

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:41:02

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:50:25

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:53:35

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Mr Andrea ORLANDO

Italy, SOC

17:53:40

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

17:57:00

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

18:00:07

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:03:28

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:07:17

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:10:48

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:13:49

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Mr Andreas NICK

Germany, EPP/CD

18:13:56

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:17:14

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Mr Axel SCHÄFER

Germany, SOC

18:17:21

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:20:30

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Mr Kęstutis MASIULIS

Lithuania, EPP/CD

18:20:39

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:23:03

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:25:15

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:28:25

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:31:16

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:33:38

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:36:48

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:40:06

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:43:16

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:46:54

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:50:14

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Mr Andrej HUNKO

Germany, UEL

18:50:19

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:53:27

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

18:56:59

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

19:00:35

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Mr Matern von MARSCHALL

Germany, EPP/CD

19:00:44

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

19:04:01

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

19:07:26

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Thorbjørn Jagland

Council of Europe Secretary General

19:07:38

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

19:08:11

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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Sweden, EPP/CD, President of the Assembly

19:11:26

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:14:55

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:18:08

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Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR

Iceland, UEL

19:18:11

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:20:57

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:22:59

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:26:29

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:28:13

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Vote: Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future

Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:29:03

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:29:32

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Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER

Switzerland, SOC, President of the Assembly

19:29:37

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Mr John HOWELL

United Kingdom, EC

19:29:38

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