Liliane Maury Pasquier

Liliane Maury Pasquier
Personal details
Born (1956-12-16) 16 December 1956
Geneva, Switzerland
Political party Social Democratic Party

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, and is currently a member of a delegation that cooperates with the French parliament to foster cooperation between the countries.[1]

On 20 March 2008, Maury Paquier was reported in the media [2] for remarks critical of Swiss Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey for having worn a headscarf to a meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to sign a gas contract, alleging that it had offended Iranian feminists.

In 2011, Maury Paquier called on Swiss banks to ban investments in companies associated with anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions, following findings according to which 16 Swiss companies are among 166 leading financial institutions worldwide that are funding cluster bomb and parts manufacturing.[3]

A member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2012, Maury Paquier serves as member of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy and the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee). In addition, she is currently the chairwoman of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs as well as the co-rapporteur for the monitoring of Russia (alongside former Greek foreign minister Dora Bakoyannis).[4]


Preceded by
Peter Hess
President of the National Council
Succeeded by
Yves Christen


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