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Baroness Nicholson

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Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is a member of the Council of Europe and the European Security and Defence Assembly. A former Member of the European Parliament (1999-2009) she now serves as a working peer in the United Kingdom’s House of Lords where she is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Foreign Affairs and the APPG for Economic Development in Iraq and the Region; as well as Vice-Chairman for the APPGs on Human Trafficking, EU Enlargement and Georgia. From 1999-2004 she was Vice-President of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Defence & Security Policy; and from 2004-2009 she was Vice- President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. Her other responsibilities included seven years as Rapporteur for Romania, Rapporteur for Kashmir and for Iraq, President of the Permanent Ad-Hoc Delegation for Relations with Iraq, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission to Yemen and election observer in many other countries including Russia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Armenia.

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The Sovereignty Symposium was established to provide a forum in which ideas concerning common legal issues can be exchanged in a scholarly, non-adversarial environment. The Supreme Court espouses no view on any of the issues, and the position taken by the participants are not endorsed by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.