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A

Abridged reports of steering committees, expert groups and others
To find the reports of a specific committee/group, type the acronym after “Abridged report” in the Reference / Keywords box (eg: Abridged report ECRI) then click on the “Search” button

Activities of the Committee of Ministers (Statutory Report)

Adopted texts
- Texts adopted by the Committee of Ministers
- Texts adopted by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
- Texts adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Agendas (meetings of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies)

Amicale of the Council of Europe

Archived documents
Old documents which are not available on the Committee of Ministers website
may be found on the Council of Europe Archives website

B

Basic/reference texts, working methods and procedures of the Committee of Ministers

Brighton Declaration (High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, 18-20 April 2012)

Budget and Programme

Bureau of the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies
- Bureau - Membership, quorum, decision making, main tasks (see Chapter 20. Bureau)
- CM/Bur/Del - Information documents of the Bureau

C

CEAD - Council of Europe Activities Database
- Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs exerne
- Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs via Intranet

Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers
The chairmanship of the Committee is rotated on a six-monthly basis,
changing with each session in the English alphabetical order of member States.

Children - Thematic Co-ordinator on Children (TC-ENF)

Committees
- Abridged reports of steering committees, expert groups and others
-
Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs externe
- Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs via Intranet
- Programme of Meetings

CM documents
CM documents concern items on the agendas of Ministers’ Deputies’ meetings.

CM/Inf documents
Committee of Ministers information documents may originate from the Committee of Ministers
itself (eg. report on a visit by the Chair or on a meeting at which the Council of Europe
was represented by the Chair of the Committee of Ministers) or from the Secretariat.
They may concern items which are not on the agenda of a Ministers’ Deputies’ meeting.

Commissioner for Human Rights
- Commissioner for Human Rights documents
-
Commissioner for Human Rights website

Communications on the activities of the Committee of Ministers
- Statutory Report
Article 19 of the Statute requires the Committee of Ministers to supply regular reports of its activities
to the Parliamentary Assembly, together with appropriate documentation. These reports have
come to be known as the "Statutory Reports".
- Communications to the Parliamentary Assembly

Communications to the Committee of Ministers’ Deputies
- Communications from/Dialogue with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
- Communications from the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

Conferences of Specialised Ministers
Council of Europe Conferences of Specialised Ministers help to define and pursue the goals of
the intergovernmental activities of the Council of Europe in their respective fields of
competence (more …).
- Information documents on Forthcoming Conferences of Specialised Ministers
- Press files - Conferences of Specialised Ministers

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
- Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe website
- Draft replies from the Committee of Ministers to Congress Recommendations
- Final replies from the Committee of Ministers to Congress Recommendations
- Relations with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (see Chapter 2.)

Conventions
Under Article 15.a of the Statute, the Committee of Ministers shall consider the action required
to further the aim of the Council of Europe, including the conclusion of conventions or
agreements and the adoption by governments of a common policy with regard to
particular matters.
- Treaty Office website

Council of Europe Programme of Meetings
(including Steering Groups, expert committees and others)

Court - see “European Court of Human Rights

Culture - Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C)

D

DD documents
Documents distributed to all Delegations at the request of a Permanent Representation,
the Secretariat or others

Decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers
Decisions include any texts adopted at meetings of the Committee of Ministers

Declarations and Statements
Political texts adopted by the Committee of Ministers and/or statements by
the Chair of the Committee of Ministers

Declassified documents
- Declassified this month
- Declassified this year

Democracy
- Democracy
- Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM)

E

Education and Environment - Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C)

Eminent Persons - Report of the Group of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe - Living together - Combining diversity and freedom in 21st-century Europe

Equality - Thematic Co-ordinator on Equality and Trafficking (TC-ET)

European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR)

European Court of Human Rights
- Future of the European Court of Human Rights
     ▫Declarations
     ▫Decisions of the Committee of Ministers
     ▫Ad hoc Working Party on Reform of the Human Rights Convention system (GT-Ref.ECHR)
     (
Terms of reference)

European Union - see “External Relations

Exchanges on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

Expert groups, Steering Committees and others – see “Steering Committees

Explanatory memoranda/reports to Committee of Ministers Recommendations

External relations
- External Relations website
- International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)
- Rapporteur Group on External Relations (GR-EXT)
-
Relations with other international organisations and non-intergovernmental organisations

F

Financial and budgetary matters

G

Groups
- Group of Eminent Persons of the Council of Europe - Report "Living together"
- Steering Committees, expert groups and others – see “Steering Committees
- Subsidiary groups of the Ministers’ Deputies (Rapporteur Groups, Working Parties, Liaison Committees, Thematic Co-ordinators)

H

Health - Rapporteur Group on Social and Health Questions (GR-SOC)

Human Rights
- Ad hoc Working Party on Reform of the Human Rights Convention system (GT-Ref.ECHR)
-
Committee of Ministers - Supervision of execution of judgments
- Council of Europe's web site dedicated to the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
- European Court of Human Rights website
- HUDOC - Online access to the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Commission of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers
- Human Rights - Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H)

I

Information policy
- Information policy and classification of documents (see Chapter 4.)
- Thematic co-ordinator on Information Policy (TC-INF)

Institutional Reforms - Ad hoc Working Party on Institutional Reforms (GT-REF.INST.)

Intercultural dialogue (Exchanges on the religious dimension of)

Interlaken Declaration (High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, 19 February 2010)

International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)

Izmir Declaration (High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, 26-27 April 2011)

L

Legal Co-operation - Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J)

M

Meetings – see “Committee of Ministers Meeting Schedule” and “Council of Europe Programme of Meetings”

Memorandum of Understanding between the Council of Europe and the European Union (2007)

Ministerial Conferences – see “Conferences of Specialised Ministers”

Ministerial Sessions – see “Sessions”

Ministers’ Deputies working methods – see “Working methods”

Minutes of Committee of Ministers’ meetings
- Minutes of ministerial sessions (Classified: Confidential)
- Records of Ministers’ Deputies’ meetings (Classified: Confidential)

Monitoring
- CM/Monitor documents
Documents concerning the Ministers’ Deputies’ Monitoring meetings (1998-2007)
- Monitor/Inf documents
Documents concerning compliance with member states' commitments (1996-2005)
- Monitoring Group (GT-SUIVI.AGO) (2000-2010)
-
Thematic monitoring procedure (see Chapter 5, sub-item 5.5)

N

Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) – see “International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)”

Notes on the Agenda (meetings of the Ministers’ Deputies)

O

Observer States (relations with) (See Chapter 3.)

OSCE - see “External Relations”

P

Parliamentary Assembly
- Communications from the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly
- Draft replies from the Committee of Ministers to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations and Written Questions
- Final replies from the Committee of Ministers to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations
- Final replies from the Committee of Ministers to Parliamentary Assembly Written Questions
- Parliamentary Assembly website

- Relations between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly (See Chapter 1.)

Press releases

Procedures, reference texts, rules and working methods – see “Basic texts

Programme and Budget

Programme of Meetings - see “Council of Europe Programme of Meetings”

R

Rapporteur Groups
- Past Rapporteur Groups: Groups which are no longer active can be selected in the drop-down menu --Past groups--)

Recommendations of the Committee of Ministers to member states
Article 15.b of the Statute, provides for the Committee of Ministers to make
recommendations to member states on matters for which the Committee has
agreed "a common policy".

Records of Ministers’ Deputies’ meetings (Classified: Confidential)

Reference texts, rules, procedures and working methods – see “Basic texts

Religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (Exchanges on the)

Replies from the Committee of Ministers to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers
Administrative decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers sometimes
take the form of resolutions.

S

Secretary General
- Communications from/Dialogue with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
- Regulations relating to the appointment of the Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Assembly
- Rules and procedures for the future elections of the Secretary General – Joint interpretative statement
- Secretary General information documents (SG/Inf)
-
Website of the Secretary General

Sessions of the Committee of Ministers
- Sessions and Summits
- General information on ministerial sessions (see Chapter II)
- Press files - Ministerial Sessions

Social Questions - Rapporteur Group on Social and Health Questions (GR-SOC)

Social Rights - European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR)

Sport - Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C)

Statutory Report
Article 19 of the Statute requires the Committee of Ministers to supply regular reports
of its activities to the Parliamentary Assembly, together with appropriate
documentation. These reports have come to be known as the "Statutory Reports".

Steering Committees, expert groups and others
- Abridged reports of steering committees, expert groups and others
-
Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs exerne
- Council of Europe Intergovernmental Committees' Database - Accs via Intranet
- Programme of Meetings

Summits of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe
- Third Summit (16 - 17 May 2005, Warsaw) website
- Second Summit (10 - 11 October 1997, Strasbourg) and First Summit (8 - 9 October 1993, Vienna) website

Supervision of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

T

Terms of reference – see Steering Committees, expert groups and others

Thematic Co-ordinators

Trafficking - Thematic Co-ordinator on Equality and Trafficking (TC-ET)

Treaties / Treaty Office

U

United Nations - see “External Relations”

W

Wise Persons
- Wise Persons (Committee of): final report to the Committee of Ministers (1998)
- Wise Persons (Group of) - Report to the Committee of Ministers (2006)

Working Methods of the Ministers' Deputies

Working Parties
- Past Working Parties: Groups which are no longer active can be selected in the drop-down menu --Past groups--)

Y

Youth - Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C)


Rules governing access to documents (except those relating to “human rights” and “monitoring” meetings) since 1 January 2001:
i. documents not subject to any particular classification are public
ii. documents classified “restricted” are declassified a year after being issued
iii. documents classified “confidential” are declassified 10 years after being issued
iv. documents classified “secret” are declassified 30 years after being issued