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Marina Schuster (Germany)

Marina Schuster

"I thank the rapporteur for having carried out an extraordinarily difficult task. The Committee has entrusted him with this task because it wanted a definition to exist.

"In response to Mr Çavuşolĝlu: it is not true that no hearings had taken place with experts.

"In July 2010 the Committee had heard from experts. The experts had concluded that the criteria previously in use were acceptable.

"Human Rights Watch supported the definition and had called on the Assembly to speak out.

"Lobbying in this case by Azerbaijan had been unmatched in its brazenness.

"The Assembly should not be influenced by it. It was time to nail its colours to the mast."

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