Minister Elmar MammadyarovStatement by Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, on the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Eastern Ukraine
[21/07/2014] "I have been shocked by the crash of the Malaysia Airlines aircraft in Eastern Ukraine. On behalf of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I would like to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of all the victims. I call on those concerned to facilitate the rapid repatriation of the victims bodies out of respect for them and their loved ones. I join the appeal that a thorough, independent and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy should be carried out promptly."

1205th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (9 July 2014)
[09/07/2014] At their 1205th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies adopted the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and decided to open it for signature at the 13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport, which will take place in Magglingen (Switzerland) on 18 September 2014. The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of sports competitions, as well as enhance the exchange of information and national and international cooperation between the public authorities concerned, and with sports organisations and sports betting operators ... (more)
1204th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (2-3 July 2014)
[04/07/2014] At their 1204th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held a thematic debate on the report of the Secretary General on the "State of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe".
They approved electoral assistance activities in view of the forthcoming general elections to be held in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 12 October 2014 ... (more)

Committee of Ministers Chairman, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov, presents his communication to PACE
[23/06/2014] Elmar Mammadyarov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and Chairman of Committee of Ministers, presented his communication to the Parliamentary Assembly on 23 June, on the activities of the Committee of Ministers.
Minister Mammadyarov gave an overview of the key priorities of the chairmanship of his country ... (more)

1202nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (10-11 June 2014)
[11/06/2014] At their 1202nd meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held a thematic debate on "The role and functioning of NGOs in the Council of Europe". Participants in the debate included Mr Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the Conference of INGOs, Ms Annelise Oeschger, Chair of the Human Rights Committee (Conference of INGOs) and Mr Jeroen Klok, Special Assistant to the Chief of the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Deputies adopted a Resolution on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Georgia ... (more)

Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
[06/06/2014] The Committee of Ministers has published the decisions and resolutions adopted at its second special "human rights" meeting (3-5 June), during which it examined the state of implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The list of cases concerned is available on the website of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Texts adopted concern Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
Information on the execution process and on the state of execution in all cases pending for supervision, as well as important reference texts (including the new working methods) can also be found on the website of the Department for the execution of the judgments of the ECHR, and in the Committee of Ministers’ Annual Reports on its supervision of the execution of judgments.
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