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1232nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (1 July)
[01/07/2015] At their meeting on 1 July, the Ministers' Deputies appointed Mr Rainer Hofmann as independent person to sit on the organs of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for a term of office coming to an end on 1 July 2020.
The Deputies adopted two Resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Denmark and Serbia respectively.
Finally, the Deputies held an exchange of views with Ms Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, and also with Mr Paul Rietjens, Chairman of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI).
The agenda of the meeting and the decisions adopted by the Committee of Ministers are available in the meeting file.
Igor CrnadakIgor Crnadak presents the priorities of Bosnia and Herzegovinas Chairmanship
[22/06/2015] Addressing the Assembly, Igor Crnadak, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and current Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, said his country is honoured to be assuming the Chairmanship for the first time since its accession to the Council of Europe in 2002.
The Chairmanship, he said, is as a good opportunity to further strengthen the three equally important pillars of the Council of Europe democracy, human rights and the rule of law. His country, he added, will continue the work on the common priorities drawn up in co-ordination with the outgoing Chairmanships of Azerbaijan and Belgium.
Among those priorities, he underlined, are the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention), the Council of Europe policy towards neighbouring regions, the Organisations activities in the sphere of culture, and enhancing the Council of Europe's action with respect to the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue.
Communication from Igor Crnadak
1231st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (17 June)
[17/06/2015] At their meeting on 17 June, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Marin Mrčela, President of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and with Mr Anton Bartolo, Chairman of the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), following their respective presentations of GRECO's 2014 general activity report and MONEYVAL's 2014 annual report.
The Deputies also adopted Resolutions concerning Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Slovenia and Sweden, in the context of the collective complaints procedure foreseen under the European Social Charter (more ...).

Decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
[12/06/2015] The Committee of Ministers today published the decisions and resolutions adopted at its 1230th special human rights meeting (9-11 June 2015) during which it has examined the state of implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (more ...).
1229th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (3 June)
[03/06/2015] At their meeting today, the Ministers' Deputies adopted a declaration welcoming the adoption by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska (United States of America) of a bill to abolish the death penalty, which makes it the 19th US State to take such a step.
They also adopted a declaration on the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) +10 review and the extension of the mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), together with a declaration on ICANN, human rights and the rule of law (more ...).

1228th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (27 May 2015)
[28/05/2015] At their meeting on 27 May, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Nils Muinieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights following the presentation of his annual activity report for 2014 and of the 1st quarterly activity report 2015.
The Deputies also adopted several decisions on the follow-up to the 125th Ministerial Session, which was held on 19 May in Brussels.
The agenda of the meeting and the decisions adopted by the Committee of Ministers are available in the meeting file.

125 Session of the Committee of Ministers
European ministers adopt new legal standards for tackling foreign terrorist fighters
[19/05/2015] The 125th session of the Committee of Ministers brought together, on 19 May 2015 in Brussels, Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
The Ministers adopted the first set of legally-binding international standards to help tackle so-called "foreign terrorist fighters".
The measures take the form of an additional protocol to the Council of Europe's convention on the prevention of terrorism, which has so far been signed by 44 of the organisation's 47 member states (more ...).

1227th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (12-13 May 2015)
[13/05/2015] At their meeting on 12 and 13 May, the Ministers' Deputies adopted several decisions on the conflict in Georgia, following the Secretary General's eleventh consolidated report.
In the context of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2012-2015), the Deputies agreed to establish a new European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse that from now on will be marked on the 18th of November in member States of the Council of Europe (more ...).
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