SUMMER SESSION

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
CONF/HR(2009)SYN3

Strasbourg, 25 August 2009

SYNOPSIS
OF THE MEETING ON 22 JUNE 2009

FOR THE ATTENTION OF MEMBERS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

The Human Rights Committee, meeting in Strasbourg on 22 June 2009 with Gabriel Nissim (SIGNIS) in the chair:

1. Welcome

2. adopted the agenda of the meeting [CONF/HR(2009)OJ3]

3. adopted the synopsis of the meeting held on 28 April 2009 [CONF/HR(2009)SYN2]

4. The situation of human rights defenders in a number of European countries: presentation of the recent activities of the “Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders” (FIDH/OMCT) and other activities (Rita Patricio, Adviser, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights)

5. Social Charter, economic and social rights - Information on the activities of the working group and preparations for the meeting in September 2009 (Marie-José Schmitt, European Action of the Disabled, Head of the Working Group on the Social Charter)

6. Other information

The Committee:

This is an unadopted draft document.

Under no circumstances shall it be considered binding on the persons referred to therein.