Non-Governmental Organisations



Strasbourg, 18 June 2012

of the meeting on Monday 25 June 2012
from 2.30 to 6pm
Salle G03, Agora

    1. Opening of the meeting
    Annelise Oeschger, Chair of the Human Rights Committee

    2. Draft agenda for adoption

    3. Draft synopsis of the meeting held on 26 January 2012 (CONF/HR(2012)SYN1): for adoption

    4. Reform of the European Court of Human Rights:
    The Brighton Declaration and follow up

    5. Project of a Toolkit for the full implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level: work on its conception
    Stéphanie Bourgeois, coordinator, Leif Berg, Registry of the Court, Head of the Case- Law Information and Publications Division, Vanessa Aeby, Case-Law Information and Publications Division

    6. Recent developments concerning discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, (cf. Recommendation of 27 January 2012) Nigel Warner, ILGA

    7. Report “Human Rights and Religions”: presentation of a progress report and discussion, François Becker, in charge of the Working group

    8. Women and men – equal holders of all human rights: exchange of views and draft recommendation for discussion and adoption, with Sophia Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos, attorney at law and member of the board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

    9. The situation concerning human rights, the rule of law and democracy in Belarus (cf. Resolution of 27 January 2012): presentation and draft resolution for discussion and adoption, Andrey Yurov, Head of the International Observation Mission of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights Situation in Belarus, Cyril Ritchie, Rapporteur of the Conference of INGOs on Belarus

    10. The representation of the INGO Conference in the Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI): Discussion on the priorities, Gabriel Nissim, INGO Conference representative in the CDMSI

    11. European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) and the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice (Vienna, 19-21 September 2012): Gérard Greneron, Vice-Chair of the Human Rights Committee, INGO representative in the CDPC

    12. INGO Service: A financial tool of the INGOs to support our common activities, Marie-José Schmitt, treasurer

    13. The Committee’s working groups’ activities

      - Human Rights Defenders (cf, PACE Report The situation of human rights defenders in Council of Europe member States, Doc. 12957-11/06/2012): Effective use of the Council of Europe instruments and tools, Dmitri Makarov, Gérard Greneron, in charge of the WG

      - Violence against the elderly and human rights: Elaboration of a Charter for the legal protection of vulnerable elderly people, Alain Koskas, in charge of the WG

      - Extreme poverty and human rights: Preparation of a quadrilogue conference at the Council of Europe on 17 October 2012, Jean-Gabriel Prieur, Maritchu Rall, in charge of the WG

      - European Social Charter: Presentation of the proceedings of the Round Table of 17 October 2011 at ENA, Strasbourg, Marie-José Schmitt, in charge of the WG

    14. Enter! – A Council of Europe project on access to social rights for all young people: Information

    15. Any other business