Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) - .- Abridged Report of the 46th meeting .-(Strasbourg, 22-25 June 1999).-Council of Europe.- Committee of Ministers.- Minister's Deputies.- Decisions 679 /4.2 (September 1999)

679th meeting – 15 September 1999

Item 4.2

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (CDDH)

Summary report of the 46th meeting

(Strasbourg, 22 – 25 June 1999)

(CM(99)123)

Decisions

The Deputies

agreed to consider at one of their forthcoming meetings the proposal to hold a European Ministerial Conference on Human Rights in Rome on 3-4 November 2000 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights;

decided to transmit to the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) for further consideration, including the budgetary implications, the revised package of activities and initiatives that may be conducted to mark the 50th anniversary of the ECHR (4 November 2000) (CM(99)123, Appendix VIII);

adopted the revised terms of reference for the CDDH and approved the terms of reference for the DH-MIN as they appear in document CM(99)123, Appendix III and Appendix IV respectively. In doing so, they granted observer status to the CLRAE with the DH-MIN;

took note :

of the readiness of the CDDH to be involved in the implementation of the Declaration and Programme on education for democratic citizenship based on citizens’ rights and responsibilities, texts which were adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its 104th session, Budapest, 6-7 May 1999;

of the CDDH opinion on CLRAE Recommendation 43 (1998) on territorial autonomy and national minorities (CM(99)123, Appendix V);

of the CDDH’s decision to declassify the replies to the questionnaire DH-MIN (99) 1 and Addenda, as well as the synthesis of the replies prepared by the Secretariat (DH-MIN (99) 2);

of the state of progress of a draft Recommendation and Explanatory Memorandum, prepared in the CDDH, on the right to the satisfaction of basic material needs of persons in situations of extreme hardship (CM(99)123, Appendix IX);

of the CDDH’s decision to declassify parts of the Final Activity Report prepared by the Group of Specialists on Democratic Strategies for dealing with movements threatening Human Rights (DH-S-DEM) and of the fact that the CDDH had executed its terms of reference concerning this activity;

5. taking account of decisions 1 - 4 v above, took note of the summary report of the 46th meeting of the CDDH, as it appears in document CM(99)123, as a whole.



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