At their 1353rd meeting, on 11 September, the Ministers’ Deputies discussed the public statements...
Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 10 July 2019
The Committee of Ministers representing the 47 member states of the Council of Europe today...
Parliamentary Assembly session Strasbourg 24 June 2019
“As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, we can measure the progress made...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 19 June 2019
A workshop on the protection of victims of terrorist acts will be organised on Thursday 20 June...
The Committee of Ministers is the Council of Europe’s statutory decision-making body. Its role and functions are broadly defined in Chapter IV of the Statute. It is made up of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of member States. The Committee meets at ministerial level once a year and at Deputies' level (Permanent Representatives to the Council of Europe) weekly. The conduct of meetings is governed by the Statute and Rules of Procedure. The Ministers’ Deputies are assisted by a Bureau, rapporteur groups, thematic coordinators and ad hoc working parties.
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- Deputy level: Execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
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The Bureau assists the Ministers' Deputies. It consists of six members in the English alphabetical order: the present Chair, the two previous Chairs and the three future Chairs. The Bureau has no decision-making power on questions of substance and may not substitute itself for the full Committee.
Rapporteur groups, thematic coordinators and ad hoc working parties are informal working structures of the Ministers' Deputies and have no decision-making power. They prepare decisions for adoption by the Committee of Ministers.