The Committee of Ministers at Deputy level
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The Committee of Ministers (CM) is the Council of Europe's decision-making body. Its role and functions are described in Chapter IV of the Statute. The CM meets at ministerial level and at Deputy level (the Ministers' Deputies).
In accordance with Article 14 of the Rules of Procedure of the CM, each Minister for Foreign Affairs appoints a Deputy to act on his behalf outside the meetings held at the level of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs.
The Committee of Ministers meeting at Deputy level is empowered to deal with all matters within the competence of the Committee of Ministers and to take decisions on its behalf. Decisions taken by the Deputies have the same force and effect as decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers meeting at the level of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs. The Deputies do not, however, take decisions on any matter which, in the view of one or more of them, should by reason of its political importance be dealt with by the Committee of Ministers meeting at ministerial level.
Meetings of the Deputies are organised along the following lines, whilst maintaining some flexibility:
- 3 Deputies’ meetings per month, in principle on a Wednesday;
- the Deputies’ Human Rights (DH) meetings, devoted to the supervision of the execution of judgments of the Court in compliance with Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights, take place at least 4 times a year for a duration of two or three days;
- extraordinary meetings may be convened by the Chair on urgent matters.
At their meeting on 14 February, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, following the presentation of his 2017 annual activity report and his 4th quarterly activity report for 2017. On 15 February, the Deputies...
At their 1306th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Peter McCormick, President of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE), following his presentation of Opinion No. 12 (2017) of the CCPE on the role of prosecutors in relation to the rights of victims...
At their 1305th meeting, the Ministers' Deputies held an exchange of views with Mr Michele Nicoletti, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, on the 1st part of the 2018 Session (Strasbourg, 22-26 January 2018) and other activities of the Assembly. The Deputies approved a Memorandum of...
1308th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
21 February 2018 10:00 - 18:00
Place : CM Room
Description : Please consult the Agenda for links to all related documentation.List of documents :