Liliane Maury Pasquier a Swiss MP has become a new PACE’s 32nd President on Monday, June 25, 2018.
In her opening speech, Ms. Maury Pasquier recalled that the values of the Council of Europe need more than ever to be promoted, carried and lived, on the European continent and beyond. New PACE president promised continued fight against corruption
“The rise of extremism, violence, and repression, in a very tense migration and security context, requires us to tirelessly reaffirm loud and clear what unites us,” she said.
“Worrying developments, indeed the major attacks, in a number of European countries against freedom of expression, freedom of the media, freedom of assembly, equality and the protection of minorities, make this an absolute necessity.”
“Human rights, democracy and the rule of law must turn the tide on suffering, exploitation and poverty. Our answer to exclusion, hatred and the ideology of ‘every man for himself’ must be justice, solidarity and cohesion.
Liliane Maury Pasquier (born 16 December 1956) is a Swiss politician, member of the Social Democratic Party of Switzerland, elected to the Swiss Council of States for the canton of Geneva in 2007.
Liliane Maury Pasquier got an independent midwife degree in 1988, working as a midwife in private clinics, in university hospitals and assistant teaching midwife until 1993. In 2009 – 2003 Maury Pasquier chairs the Swiss Federation of Midwives.
She was the member of the Committee for Town Planning, the Youth Committee and the Finance Committee since 1983 until 1989 when she became the President of the Geneva Municipal Council.
In 1993-1995 Member of the Committees for Spatial Planning, Health and the Environment and a Member of the National Council in 1995 – 2007.
Since 2007 Maury Pasquier is a member of the Council of States (for the canton of Geneva) in Bern, Strasbourg.
She has been an Assembly Member since January 2012.