Vid konferensen i Paris med FP/AP s delegater gjordes följande uttalande kring kriserna runt om i världen.


Europe and the whole world are confronted with a multitude of crises and conflicts. On behalf of its approximately 11,000 members, the European Association of Former Parliamentarians from the Council of Europe member states is calling on parliaments, governments and international organizations to urgently develop strategies and actions to find a way out of this situation.

For two years, Putin’s Russia has been waging a merciless war against Ukraine, attacking more and more civilian targets, infrastructure, homes and civilians, including many children. In addition, thousands of Ukrainian children were removed from their parents and taken to Russia in blatant violation of international law.

We were shocked by the news of the death of Russian dissident Aleksej Navalnys in a notorious Russian prison camp. A representative of the opposition was silenced. We condemn this crime without reservation.

Children are also the defenseless victims of Israel’s fight against the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza. Israel undoubtedly has the right to self-defense, which after the barbarity of October 7th includes eliminating terrorists. However, Israel also has an obligation to adhere to the principle of proportionality and to ensure basic services for the population.

Following the war started by Azerbaijan in Upper Karabakh we ask that the displacement of the Armenian population stops and that the Armenian population which had to flee is able to come back to their country without being troubled or threatened.

The news from Sudan is also alarming, where the military conflict by the army and armed militias is forcing millions of people to flee and claiming hundreds of lives every day.

Unfortunately, these are not all cases of systematic violations of international law, human rights and human dignity. We call on the international community, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the United Nations to use all their possibilities to bring a more just and peaceful world.