Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

As well as being Member of Parliament for Islington North, I am member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).

In late June 2002 the Strasbourg Council plenary session took place. Plenary sessions happen 4 times a year.

I gave two short speeches at PACE during two debates in this session on 23/06/2022:

The current affairs debate – “United Kingdom agreement on asylum seekers and the critical government reaction regarding the European Court of Human Rights decision”:

The media debate – “The control of online communication: a threat to media pluralism, freedom of information and human dignity” – in which I raised the issue of the safety / danger journalists face, with particular reference to the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, and the proposed extradition of Julian Assange: