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1217th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (21 January 2015)
[21/01/2015] The 1217th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies focussed on the Council of Europe action against radicalisation leading to terrorism, following the terrorist attacks in Paris two weeks ago. The Deputies took several decisions on this subject, including the preparation of a draft Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, and agreed that the next Ministerial Session should give due prominence to the question of the fight against extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism (more ...).

Je suis CharlieDeclaration by the Committee of Ministers on the recent attacks in Paris
1216th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (14 January 2015)
[14/01/2015] At their meeting on 14 January, the Committee of Ministers adopted a declaration in which they condemned in the strongest terms the massacre at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and the antisemitic killings at a kosher grocery store in Paris last week. The Committee paid tribute to the victims, extended its condolences to their families and proclaimed its solidarity with the French Government and people (more ...).
Terrorist attack against 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine
Declaration by Mr Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Belgium, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
[07/01/2015] "I am deeply shocked by the horrendous attack committed this morning in Paris against 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine. On behalf of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, I extend my condolences to all the victims families and express my solidarity and my full support towards the French authorities and people."
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1215th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
(9 and 10 December 2014)

[10/12/2014] At their 1215th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies adopted a declaration on the death penalty in the United States of America, following the executions of Robert Wayne Holsey in the State of Georgia and Paul Goodwin in Missouri, as well as the decision of the New Orleans Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the execution of Mr Scott Panetti (more ...).
Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
[05/12/2014] The Committee of Ministers has made public the decisions and resolutions adopted at its fourth special "human rights" meeting (2-4 December 2014) during which it has examined the state of implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
The list of cases subjected to a more detailed examination is presented on the website of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (more ...).

1213th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (26 November 2014)
[26/11/2014] At their 1213th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Nils Muinieks, following the presentation of his 3rd quarterly activity report for 2014, which focuses on the human rights of persons with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities (more ...).
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