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Strasbourg, 1st February 2013
 

CDDH-BU(2013)OJ001
 
 

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
(CDDH)

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BUREAU OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

(CDDH-BU)

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DRAFT ANNOTATED AGENDA

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87th meeting

Thursday 7 March (10 a.m.) – Friday 8 March 2013 (closing: 1 p.m.)

Office of the Council of Europe
55, Avenue Kléber – 75016 PARIS
Room 2

1. The Bureau is invited to prepare the 77th CDDH meeting (19–22 March 2013).

PREPARATION OF THE 77TH CDDH MEETING
(19–22 March 2013)

ITEM 1: OPENING OF THE MEETING, ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND THE ORDER OF BUSINESS

Draft agenda

CDDH(2013)OJ001

Draft order of business

CDDH(2013)OT001

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 76th meeting of the CDDH (27-30 November 2012)

CDDH(2012)R76

2. The Bureau is invited to adopt the draft agenda and order of business which will be sent to the participants to the 77th CDDH meeting. Each item that appears at the draft agenda prepared by the Secretariat is recalled hereafter, together with some annotations which should be read in the light of information contained in the reference document CDDH(2013)001.

ITEM 2: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

Reference document

CDDH(2013)01

Recommendation 2010(2013) – « Migration and asylum : mounting tensions in Eastern Mediterranean »

CDDH(2013)006

3. The Ministers Deputies’ communicated APCE Recommendation 2010 (2013) – “Migration and asylum: mounting tensions in Eastern Mediterranean” to the CDDH, amongst other bodies, for information and possible comments by the 8 April 2013. The Bureau suggested that the CDDH decide to limit itself to take note of it. The text of the recommendation was sent by the Secretariat to the CDDH generally on 14 February 2013. This text, as well as the comments received from one delegation and one NGO by 22 February 2013, appear in document CDDH(2013)006. The Bureau is invited to exchange views on this matter, which will be considered by the CDDH at its plenary meeting in March.

ITEM 3: REFORM OF THE COURT (DH-GDR)

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 76th meeting of the CDDH (27-30 November 2012)

CDDH(2012)R76

Report of the 3rd meeting of the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (13-15 February 2013)

DH-GDR(2013)R3

4. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the Reform of the Court in the light, in particular, of the report of the 3rd meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR, 13-15 February 2013).

3.1 Completed work

5. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views with the CDDH on the three following texts, prepared by the DH-GDR at its meeting February meeting :

    (i) Draft Explanatory Report to Protocol no. 16

    (ii) Draft CDDH Report on interim measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of Court

    (iii) Draft CDDH report on the advisability and modalities of a “representative application procedure”.

    3.2 Organisation of the future work

    Report of the 3rd meeting of the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (13-15 February 2013)

    DH-GDR(2013)R3

    Recent decisions of the Ministers’ Deputies on measures to improve the execution of the judgments and decisions of the Court

    CDDH(2013)002

    Follow-up to the Brighton Conference, 18-20 April 2012

    CDDH(2012)009REV

6. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the decisions adopted by the DH-GDR at its February meeting, concerning the organisation of the following future work:

    (i) work of the Drafting Group “D” on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-D), in particular dealing with (i) the drafting of a guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies; (ii) issues regarding requests resulting from systemic problems (iii) the drafting of a toolkit about the State’s obligations under the Convention

    (ii) Work of the Drafting Group “E” on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-E), in particular dealing with issues regarding (i) the possible designation of additional judges at the Court; (ii) the Advisory Panel; (iii) non-implementation of the judgments in a timely manner

    (iii) Follow-up to the CDDH report on measures taken by member States to implement relevant parts of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations.

ITEM 4: ACCESSION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 3rd 47+1 meeting (7-9 November 2012)

47+1(2012)R3

Report of the 4th 47+1 meeting (21-23 January 2013)

47+1(2013)R4

7. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the work undertaken during the negotiation meetings (47+1), in the light, in particular, of the respective reports and information to be provided by the Secretariat.

ITEM 5: DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 76th meeting of the CDDH (27-30 November 2012)

CDDH(2012)R76

8. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the work regarding development and promotion of human rights mentioned hereafter:

    5.1 Rights of older persons (CDDH-AGE)

    Reference document

    CDDH(2013)001

    Report of the 2nd meeting of the CDDH-AGE (26-26 September 2012)

    CDDH-AGE(2012)R2

    Draft Agenda of the 3rd meeting of the CDDH-AGE (15-17 May 2013)

    CDDH-AGE(2013)OJ001

9. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views with the CDDH on the work underway by its drafting Group on the human rights of older persons (CDDH-AGE) for its 3rd meeting (15-17 May 2013).

    5.2 Corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights

10. Further to the decisions taken by the Ministers’ Deputies during their 1160th meeting (30 January 2013, see Reference document CDDH(2013)001), the Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on work concerning corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights, with a view to giving guidance for the continuation of this work.

    5.3 Human rights in culturally diverse societies

11. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views with the CDDH on the work underway related to the human rights in culturally diverse societies, it being understood that the CDDH decided to consider next June, with a view to its adoption, a draft feasibility study and added value of standard-setting work or other work in this field.

      5.4 Follow-up to Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)4 on the human rights of members of the armed forces

12. The Bureau is invited to prepare the work of the CDDH on this issue (examination and adoption, in March, of a progress review report to be submitted to the Committee of Ministers by 30 June).

      5.5 Follow-up to Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity

    Reference document

    CDDH(2013)001

    Questionnaire on the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5

    CDDH(2012)R76 ADD.VIII

    Hyperlink to web page – replies to the questionnaire

     

    Compilation of Member States’ replies to the questionnaire
    (new 05/03/2013)

    CDDH(2013)004 Prov

    Contributions by Amnesty International, ILGA Europe and the
    European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
    (new 04/03/2013)

    CDDH(2013)008

    Draft report on the implementation of the Recommendation

    CDDH(2013)007 Prov

13. The Secretariat is invited to prepare the work of the CDDH on this issue (possible examination and adoption, in March, of a progress review report to be submitted to the Committee of Ministers by 31 March).

    5.6 Future work

    Reference document

    CDDH(2013)001

    Annotated list of possible items for future work - Document prepared by the Secretariat – and comments from one Delegation (new 06/03/2013)

    CDDH(2013)005REV

14. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on this issue.

ITEM 6: BIOETHICS (DH-BIO)

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 2nd meeting of the DH-BIO (4-7 December 2012)

DH-BIO/RAP 2

Draft agenda of the 3rd meeting of the DH-BIO (28-30 May 2013)

DH-BIO(2013)OJ1

15. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the work underway within the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO), with a view, if necessary, to giving possible guidance.

ITEM 7: GENDER EQUALITY (GEC)

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

Report of the 2nd meeting of the GEC (14-16 November 2012)

GEC(2012)RAP 2

Draft agenda of the 3rd meeting of the GEC (10-12 April 2013)

GEC(2013)OJ1

16. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views of the CDDH on the work underway within the Gender Equality Committee (GEC), with a view, if necessary, to giving possible guidance.

ITEM 8: EXPERTS REPRESENTING THE CDDH IN OTHER BODIES

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

17. The Bureau is invited to exchange views on this issue.

ITEM 9: ELECTIONS

Report of the 87th meeting of the Bureau of the CDDH (Paris, 7-8 March 2013)

CDDH-BU(2013)R87

18. At its 2nd meeting (4-6 December 2012), the DH-BIO elected by acclamation Dr Anne FORUS (Norway) Chairperson and Mr Mark BALE (United Kingdom) Vice-Chairman of the Committee, for a one year mandate from 1st January 2013, renewable once. The CDDH is invited during this meeting to approve the election of the DH-BIO Chairperson to take note of the election of the Vice-Chairman.

ITEM 10: EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH PERSONALITIES

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

19. The Bureau is invited to prepare the exchange of views foreseen in March and June 2013.

ITEM 11: WORKING METHODS

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

20. If necessary, the Bureau could exchange views on the working methods.

ITEM 12: CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

21. The Bureau’s attention is drawn to some proposals of changes in the calendar (see reference document CDDH(2013)001, Appendix) with a view to the discussion of this issue by the CDDH.

ITEM 13: INFORMATION ON THE PREPARATION OF THE 2014/2015 BIENNIUM

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

22. The Secretariat will inform the Bureau on the matter with a view to the preparation of a preliminary exchange of views within the CDDH at the March meeting.

ITEM 14: OTHER BUSINESS

Reference document

CDDH(2013)001

      14.1 Requests from some NGO Representatives to participate in items on the agenda of the 77th CDDH meeting

23. It is recalled that, during its 76th meeting (27-30 November 2012, CDDH(2012)R76, §49), the CDDH decided the following procedure to consider any request for participation on an ad hoc basis: (i) the request should be sent by the Secretariat to all experts of the CDDH for information; (ii) the decision will then be taken by the Bureau.

24. Requests for participation in some items on the agenda of the 77th meeting (19-22 March 2013) have been communicated by the Secretariat to all the CDDH experts for information on [… February 2013]. The Bureau is invited to take a decision during its meeting:

- European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC): [items 3, 4, 5]
- European Conference of Churches (KEK): [item 5]
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA): item 5.5

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