The Council Of Europe's Relations with Observer States

Relations and contacts with observer states (Canada, Holy Sees, Japan, Mexico and United States of America) cover almost the whole spectrum of the Council of Europeís activities.  Through these contacts, a mutually beneficial exchange of experiences and good practices takes place, in particular in the intergovernmental sector of activities.  Relations with observer states represent a precious outreach opportunity for the Council of Europe and contribute to broadening the impact of its standards and activities.

 

Documents

  • Statutory Resolution Res(93)26 on Observer Status

  • Decision adopted by the Ministers' Deputies at their 676th meeting on Observer status with the Council of Europe: Criteria

  • Decision adopted by the Ministers' Deputies at their 971st meeting: Invitation to observer states to participate in the regular meetings of the Ministersí Deputies

 

  • Decision adopted by the Ministers' Deputies at their 255th meeting on Observer Status for the Holy SeeResolution (95) 37 on Observer Status for the United States of America with the Council of Europe

  • Resolution (96) 9 on Observer Status for Canada with the Council of Europe

  • Resolution (96) 37 on Observer Status for Japan with the Council of Europe

  • Resolution (99) 32 on Observer Status for Mexico with the Council of Europe

 

  • Parliamentary Assembly Resolution 1600 (2008) The Council of Europe and its observer states - the current situation and a way forward

  • Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1827 (2008) The Council of Europe and its observer states - the current situation and a way forward

  • Reply adopted by the Committee of Ministers to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1827 (2008)