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1206th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
[10/09/2014] The Ministers' Deputies continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine at their 1206th meeting on 10 September.
Also at this meeting, they transmitted to the governments concerned the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) country reports on Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
They took note of the sixth report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of Liechtenstein.
In the context of their supervision of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, the Deputies closed more than 25 cases with the adoption of final Resolutions.
The meeting agenda and the decisions adopted by the Committee of Ministers appear in the meeting file.


Extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Ministers
[08/09/2014] At their extraordinary meeting on 8 September, the Ministers' Deputies discussed the situation in Ukraine and heard the Secretary General's report on his recent visits to Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
Azerbaijan hosts 2014 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue
[02/09/2014] "Intercultural dialogue: interaction between culture and religion": in the framework of the Azerbaijani Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the 2014 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue took place at the Hilton Baku Hotel, on 1-2 September 2014.
The event gathered senior delegates of religious communities (Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims), representatives of non-religious convictions, interreligious groups, NGOs, youth delegates, experts, academics, as well as mainstream media professionals and international organisations officials (more ...)
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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)
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