Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 20th September 2010

for the meeting on Tuesday 5 October 2010
from 2.30 to 6 pm
in Room 3


    1. Proposed agenda: for adoption

    2. Synopsis of the meeting held on 21 June 2010 [CONF/HR(2010)SYN3]: for adoption

    3. Media and human rights: for information and discussion

    - Musical tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty, Gypsy band
    - Digital media literacy as an integral part of education for democratic citizenship and human rights, Gabriel Nissim, representative of the INGO conference on the Steering Committee on Media and New Communication Services (CDMC)
    - Report on the Ohrid conference on the role of the media in intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, Jean-Marie Heydt, President of the INGO Conference / James Barnett, head of the INGO Conference Working Group on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue
    - Report on the work of the CDMC, Gabriel Nissim

    4. Human rights observance with regard to the Roma in Europe: for information and discussion
    - Council of Europe standards and activities concerning the Roma, Maria Ochoa-Llidó, head of the Migration and Roma Department
    - Testimonial, Dominique Steinberger, Director of the “Centre socio-culturel des gens du voyage”, Strasbourg

    5. European Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights: for information, Giuseppe Guarneri, Institut international d’étude des droits de l’homme (IIEDH)

    6. Sects and human rights violations in Europe: for discussion and adoption
    Presentation, discussion and adoption of a draft Recommendation, Ad hoc working group – Debate on our commitment as an INGO in this area, discussion of a draft Resolution.

    7. Migration and human rights: information on the ad hoc working group, Maritchu Rall, International Association of Charities (AIC)

    8. Religions and human rights: information on the work of the ad hoc group, François Becker, European Network Church on the Move (REEL)

    9. Information 

    - Oslo forum on the Universality of Human Rights (21-22 October 2010), Edouard Jagodnik, Chair of the Committee on Culture, Science and Education
    - Progress on the reform of the Court, Giuseppe Guarneri, representative of the INGO Conference in the Working Group
    - Report on the symposium on “Speech, writing and action” held on 6 September 2010 by the Consultative Council of Jewish  Organisations (CCJO), Louis Bloch, CCJO

    10. Topical issues

    N.B.: Any suggestions for topical issues concerning the state of human rights in Europe are welcome – please send them not later than two days before the meeting to: