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.
1420th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
08 December 2021 09:30 - 18:00
Place : CM Room and videoconference
At their 1418th meeting, on 23-24 November, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the Council of Europe’s first four-year Programme and the Budget for 2022, as well as the Budget for 2023 on a provisional basis, based on the decisions adopted by the Ministers in Hamburg in May 2021 and building on the...
At the 1417th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, on 10 November, the Secretary General presented the 24th consolidated report on the conflict in Georgia, covering the period from April - September 2021. The Deputies then held a debate on this topic, with the participation of Mr Lasha Darsalia,...
At their 1416th meeting, on 3 November, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted a recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States aiming to respond to the radical changes in profiling techniques in the last decade and to the consequent need for additional safeguards to protect personal data...