Peter Lord Bowness

Bowness PeterPeter Lord Bowness (United Kingdom) took over as President as the most senior Vice-President of the Assembly in December 2020.

Following the 31 October parliamentary elections and the new convocation of the Parliament of Georgia on 11 December, when George Tsereteli stepped down as President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.  

Bowness was elected Vice-President of the OSCE PA at the Helsinki Annual Session in 2015. He was re-elected in 2018 at the Berlin Annual Session.

Bowness has been a member of the British Delegation to the OSCE PA since 2007. He serves as Chair of the OSCE PA’s Sub-Committee on the Rules of Procedure and also chairs the drafting committee that prepares the Assembly’s Declarations at the conclusion of each Annual Session.

Bowness was one of the UK Parliamentary Representatives for the Convention responsible for drafting the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

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