In this interview, Horst Schade (photo), the Parliamentary Assembly’s Director for General Service, discusses the highlights of the next assembly session which starts on 23 April.
He points to the role of the assembly in supporting freedom, democracy and human rights in North Africa and the Middle East and reports on reaction to Tineke Strik’s investigation into events surrounding the deaths of 63 ‘boat people,’ left to die in the Mediterranean.
“We have received support from some of the families of the victims and lawyers acting for the families,” Schade said. “We haven’t reached the end of the road. The next 12 months are going to be crucial to see if we can push the truth to come out.”
Horst Schade Interview – part 1
Horst Schade Interview – part 2
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