Back Meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies on 2 February 2022

At their 1423rd meeting, on 2 February, the Ministers’ Deputies referred the Kavala v. Turkey case to the European Court of Human Rights to determine whether Turkey has failed to fulfil its obligation to implement the Court’s judgment in this case, in line with proceedings provided for under Article 46.4 of the European Convention on Human Rights [more information …].

The Deputies adopted a recommendation to member States on the importance of plurilingual and intercultural education for democratic culture and took note of its explanatory memorandum. This recommendation addresses two developments of concern to the Council of Europe: a tendency on the part of public authorities and civil society to think that proficiency in one additional language is enough; and the notion that proficiency in minority or migrant languages, widespread in today’s increasingly diverse societies, is harmful to societal cohesion.

The Deputies held an exchange of views on the public statement on Bulgaria, issued by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), in the presence of Mr Alan Mitchell, President of the CPT.

They also held their first exchange of views with Mr Tiny Kox, the newly elected President of the Parliamentary Assembly, on the results of the 1st part of the Assembly’s 2022 Session (24-28 January 2022).

Finally, the Deputies took note of a guide on Family based care for unaccompanied and separated children and a report on the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 on Human Rights and Business, prepared by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).

The other items examined by the Deputies appear in the Agenda and the decisions adopted are available in the meeting file.


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