Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 15 June 2013

of the meeting of Tuesday 25 June 2013
from 2.30 to 6 p.m.
in room G03, Agora

1. Opening of the meeting, Annelise Oeschger, Chair of the Human Rights Committee
2. Draft agenda for adoption
3. Draft synopsis of the meeting of 23 January 2013 [CONF/HR(2013)SYN1] for adoption

4. Legislation and working conditions for NGOs in Russia: information on the current situation and the consultations under way, Daria Miloslavskaya, Chair of the Board of the Russian NGO, Lawyers for Civil Society, member of the Russian Federation’s Civil Chamber
Work of the Expert Council on NGO Law, Cyril Ritchie, Chair

5. Draft Recommendation on Human Rights and Religions: discussion and adoption, François Becker, head of the working group

    Decision on the discussion, and adoption, in January 2014, of two complementary texts:
    - Respecting and promoting human rights – lines of enquiry and action to be proposed to leaders and members of religions

- Human Rights and Religions – Appeal to citizens and NGOs

6. European Social Charter: Information on current priorities, Marie-José Schmitt, Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee

7. Report on the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on violence against women, Anje Wiersinga (IAW), Renée Gérard (UWE)

8. Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence: what NGOs can do

    Introduction, José Mendes Bota, Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the promotion of the Convention and Chair of the Parliamentary Network
    Promoting ratification, Betty Doornenbal, Gender Equality Expert of the Conference of INGOs
    Implementation of national action plans, Gülsün Bilgehan, member of the Parliamentary Assembly
    Monitoring, Raluca Maria Popa, Justice and Human Dignity Directorate
    The role of legislation and education, Joanna Piotrowska, President of the Feminoteka Foundation, Poland, nominated by the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – Parliamentary Assembly

9. Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (Lanzarote Convention) and ONE in FIVE campaign: Information and mobilisation, Anna Rurka, EUROCEF, Special Advisor to the Conference of INGOs

10. Combating torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment in the Council of Europe member states: creation of a working group following the recommendation of 23 January 2013, Sylvie Bukhari, Chair of the International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FIACAT)

11. 17 October 2012 - 2013 – information of Maritchu Rall, Head of the ‘Extreme Poverty and Human Rights’ Working Group

12. Situation of the police and police trade unions in Tunisia: draft recommendation for discussion and adoption, Gérard Greneron, CESP, Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee

13. The representation of the Conference of INGOs in the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH): presentation and discussion of priorities, Jean-Bernard Marie, Conference representative in the CDDH

14. The 2nd Human Rights and Youth Festival, Brigitte Kahn, Chair of the Regards d'Enfants association

15. Other business