SPRING SESSION

STANDING COMMITTEE
CONF/SC(2009)SYN3

Strasbourg, 18 May 2009

SYNOPSIS

FOR THE ATTENTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Standing Committee of the Conference of INGOs, meeting in Strasbourg on 29 April 2009, with Jean-Marie Heydt in the chair:

1. Meetings of the Bureau of the Conference of INGOs on 31 March (Paris) and 27 April 2009 (Strasbourg) 

2. Situation of human rights defenders in Europe: exchange of views with the Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg

3. Working methods of the committees and transversal groups

4. Verification and Dispute Committee

5. Sessions of the Conference of INGOs

6. Dates of the next meetings: Wednesday 24 June 2009 (4.15 – 6 pm)
Thursday 1 October 2009 (2.30 – 5.30 pm)

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 of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights