WINTER SESSION

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
CONF/HR(2009)SYN1

Strasbourg, 16 March 2009

S Y N O P S I S
OF THE MEETING HELD ON 26 JANUARY 2009

FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

The Human Rights Committee, meeting in Strasbourg on 26 January 2009, with Gabriel Nissim (SIGNIS) in the Chair:

1. Opening

2. Adopted the agenda.

3. Adopted the synopsis of the meeting held on 2 October 2008 [CONF/HR(2008)SYN1]

4. Racism and discrimination: Durban Review Conference

5. Organisation of the committee’s work in 2009

- The Convention on the Rights of the Child: what was the state of play?

- What was done for children who suffered abuse?

6. (French) name of the committee (“Commission des droits humains” or “Commission des droits de l’homme”)

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

Cc: Members of the Standing Committee
Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly
Secretary General of the Congress
Secretary to the Committee of Ministers
Directors General
Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights
Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Director of External Relations
Director of Strategic Planning
Director of Communication
Director a.i. of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights