Strasbourg, le 22 December 2008

Monday 26 January from 2.30 pm to 5.45 pm
Room 2, Palais de l’Europe

- Update on the preparation of the Geneva Conference (to review the Durban Conference)

- Reactions to the joint statement by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights – comments and input from INGOs in the Human Rights Committee Link to the joint statement

- Contribution to be proposed to the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe LINK TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE MEETING

5. Organisation of the committe’s work in 2009

- Appointment of a rapporteur
- Appointment of ‘representatives’ for :
i. The Social Charter,
ii. Human Rights education,
iii.Elderly people’s rights
iv.Relations with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

- Establishment of specialist working groups :

vi.Monitoring unit on ecconomic and social rights
vii.Cultural diversity and human rights

- Preparation of the ministerial conference on the media
- Relations with the steering committees, Parliamentary Assembly committees, the Congress and other Council of Europe bodies (ECRI, etc. )

6. French name of the committee (“Commission des droits humains” or “Commission des droits de l’homme” (cf. Synopsis of October meeting, item 3)

7. Human rights education (in co-operation with the Culture, Science and Education Committee)

8. Other business