European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

 

PREPARATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM

Invitees to the European Conference

July 2000

1. Member States of the Council of Europe

Albania

Lithuania

Andorra

Luxembourg

Austria

Malta

Belgium

Moldova

Bulgaria

The Netherlands

Croatia

Norway

Cyprus

Portugal

Czech Republic

Poland

Denmark

Romania

Estonia

Russian Federation

Finland

San Marino

France

Slovak Republic

Georgia

Slovenia

Germany

Spain

Greece

Sweden

Hungary

Switzerland

Iceland

Ireland

"The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

Italy

Turkey

Latvia

Ukraine

Liechtenstein

United Kingdom

2. Non-member States having Observer status at the Council of Europe

      · Canada
      · Holy See
      · Japan
      · Mexico
      · United States of America

3. Non-member States whose parliaments have Special Guest status at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

      · Armenia
      · Azerbaijan
      · Bosnia and Herzegovina

5. Other non-members States belonging to the Western PTO European and Other Group (WEOG) or Eastern European Group

      · Australia
      · Belarus
      · Israel
      · New Zealand

4. Council of Europe bodies

      · Parliamentary Assembly
      · Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in Europe
      · European Court of Human Rights
      · European Commission against Racism and Intolerance
      · European Committee of Social Rights
      · European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
      · Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
      · Advisory Committee of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
      · Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter
      · Steering Committee for Human Rights
      · Steering Committee on the Mass Media
      · Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men
      · Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities
      · European Committee on Migration
      · Specialist Group on Roma/Gypsies
      · European Committee for Social Cohesion
      · Education Committee
      · Culture Committee
      · Committee for the Development of Sport
      · European Steering Committee for Youth
      · Advisory Council of the European Youth Centres and the European Youth Foundation
      · Committee of Experts on Nationality
      · Ad Hoc Committee of Experts on Legal Aspects of Territorial Asylum, Refugees and Stateless Persons
      · European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre)

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      · Information and Documentation Centres on the Council of Europe from Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; "the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"; and Ukraine.

6. Institutions of the European Union

      · European Parliament
      · Council of the European Union – General Secretariat
      · European Commission
      · European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia
      · European Ombudsman
      · Committee of the Regions
      · Social and Economic Committee

7. United Nations and its specialised agencies

    · Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

      · United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
      · Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
      · Human Rights Committee
      · Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
      · Committee on the Rights of the Child
      · Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
      · Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr Maurice Glèlè-Ahanhanzo
      · Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the human rights of migrants, Ms Gabriela Rodriguez Pizarro
      · Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on religious intolerance, Mr Abdelfattah Amor
      · Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Mr Jiri Dienstbier
      · Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

    · Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    · United Nations Children’s Fund
    · International Labour Organization
    · United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    · Regional organizations of the United Nations

      · Organization of African Unity: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
      · Organization of American States: Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

8. Selected intergovernmental/international organisations

      · Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

        · OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office for 2000 (Austria)
        · Secretary General of the OSCE
        · Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
        · OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
        · OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

      · Commissioner of the Council of the Baltic Sea States on Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, including Minority Rights
      · International Committee of the Red Cross
      · International Organisation for Migration

9. Specialised bodies/Ombudsmen/national human rights institutions

    · Specialised bodies for combating racism and intolerance at national level
    · Ombuds institutions
    · Commissions/national human rights institutions

10. Relevant non-governmental organisations

    · Members of the NGO Resource Group coordinating input to the European Conference and assisting in the preparation of the Forum for Non-Governmental Organisations
    · One appropriate national non-governmental organisation from each member State of the Council of Europe
    · One representative of non-governmental organisations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    · Some 25 international or national non-governmental organisations; those representing the interests of vulnerable groups and those combating racism from a more general perspective
    · Rapporteur and Chair of the Forum of Non-GovernmentalOrganisations

11. Selected media representatives

12. Special guests

To include:

      · Chairperson of the UN Commission on Human Rights (as of October 2000)
      · Chairperson of the UN Preparatory Committee
      · One representative of the host country of the World Conference
      · One representative of each regional preparatory process
      · UN Goodwill Ambassadors against racism