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Committee of Ministers

Comité des Ministres

 

 

 

Strasbourg, 22 December 1997

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For consideration at the 616th meeting

of the Ministers’ Deputies

(21-22 January 1998, A level, item 4.4)

 

 

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

 

AGAINST RACISM AND INTOLERANCE

 

(ECRI)

 

 

_____________

 

 

13th meeting

 

Strasbourg, Human Rights Building

 

Room 20 RCJardin

 

25-28 November 1997

 

 

_____________

 

 

ABRIDGED MEETING REPORT

 

 

Introduction

 

1. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) held its 13th meeting in Strasbourg (Human Rights Building) from 25 to 28 November 1997, with Mr Frank ORTON (Sweden) in the Chair.

 

2. The list of participants is contained in Appendix I. The agenda, as adopted, appears in Appendix II.

 

3. This abridged report contains a list of the items discussed and decisions taken at the meeting.

Items 1 and 2: Opening of the meeting and adoption of the agenda

 

4. See introduction.

 

Item 3: Communication by the Secretariat

 

5. The Secretariat informed ECRI of recent developments in the Council of Europe relevant to its work.

 

6. The Secretariat also informed ECRI of the reactions prompted by the first series of its eleven country-by-country texts which had been made public, and of reactions concerning the new Internet site "Combating racism and intolerance" (www.ecri.coe.fr).

 

Item 4: Results of the second Summit of Heads of State and Government

 

7. ECRI was provided with information concerning the Final Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted at the end of the second Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member States of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, 10-11 October 1997). It learnt in particular that the Plan of Action of the Strasbourg Summit included, inter alia, the decision to intensify ECRI's activities and that the Committee of Ministers would now be concentrating on implementing the decisions taken at the Summit.

 

8. It was noted in this context that ECRI could discuss the type of intensified programme of activities that it felt ought to be implemented in the future and assess its needs in this regard, with a view to putting forward proposals to contribute to discussions in the Committee of Ministers.

 

9. ECRI agreed to hold an in-depth discussion on this subject at its next plenary meeting (3-6 March 1998). It instructed an ad hoc group composed of its new Bureau (see item 9 of the agenda) and the outgoing Chair, Mr Frank Orton, to prepare a draft document on this subject for discussion and adoption at its next plenary. ECRI members who so wished could contribute to the deliberations of the ad hoc group by transmitting their comments and proposals to the Secretariat before 9 January 1998.

 

 

10. It was agreed that the draft document to be prepared by the ad hoc group should comprise both a detailed overview of the activities which ECRI might conduct in future and suggestions as to how ECRI might be strengthened. ECRI also stressed that it was important for the ad hoc group to be able to hold an exchange of views at a suitable point in its work with the Chair of the Ministers' Deputies.

 

Item 5: Texts prepared by the CBC working groups

 

11. ECRI examined the preliminary draft text on Denmark and held an in-depth discussion on this text.

 

12. In accordance with the country-by-country working method, it was agreed that the draft text on Denmark as prepared by ECRI at the present meeting would be transmitted by the Chair of ECRI to the Permanent Representative of Denmark, so that it might be forwarded to the national liaison officer to be nominated by the Danish government.

 

Item 6: Adoption of final country-by-country texts

 

13. ECRI examined the country-by-country texts which had been discussed with the national liaison officers concerned and which had been submitted for final adoption.

 

14. ECRI adopted the final texts concerning Germany, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. These texts are reproduced in the Addendum to this abridged meeting report.

 

15. It was pointed out that according to the country-by-country procedure as decided by the Deputies at their 598th meeting (1-3 July 1997), the aforementioned texts would be transmitted by ECRI to the governments of the countries in question through the Committee of Ministers. The texts could be made public two months after their transmission to these governments, unless the latter were expressly against making the texts public.

 

Item 7: ECRI general policy recommendation No. 3 on combating racism and intolerance against Roma/Gypsies

 

16. The Chair of the Working Group on Roma/Gypsies, Mr Fernando FERREIRA RAMOS (Portugal), presented the text of a draft ECRI general policy recommendation No. 3 on combating racism and intolerance against Roma/Gypsies, prepared by the working group (see CRI (97) 63).

 

17. ECRI held a discussion on the draft general recommendation and asked the working group to revise it in the light of this discussion. ECRI also asked the working group to hold a hearing with Roma/Gypsy organisations in order to discuss the content of the draft general recommendation with them.

 

18. It was agreed that the draft general recommendation, as revised by the working group, would be submitted to ECRI for discussion and adoption at its next plenary meeting (3-6 March 1998). The working group was also requested to formulate suggestions on possible follow-up to ECRI's work on this issue, particularly in connection with implementing the future general recommendation, analysing the root causes of the existing difficulties and the possibilities of peaceful coexistence, and the issue of the special responsibility of the media.

 

Item 8: Final report of activities of the joint working group CDEG-ECRI

 

19. The Chair of the joint CDEG-ECRI working group on intolerance, racism and equality between women and men, Ms Regina TAVARES DA SILVA (Portugal), presented the Group's Final Activity Report. ECRI took note of the proposals set out in the Final Report and decided to declassify it.

 

Item 9: Elections

 

20. In accordance with its internal organisation and operating methods, ECRI proceeded to elect its Chair, Vice-Chairs and the other Bureau members. The following were elected:

 

Chair: Mr Nikos FRANGAKIS (Greece)

 

1st Vice-Chair: Mr Joseph VOYAME (Switzerland)

 

2nd Vice-Chair: Mr Michael HEAD (United Kingdom)

 

Bureau Member: Mr Godwin MUSCAT-AZZOPARDI (Malta)

 

Bureau Member: Mrs Alenka PUHAR (Slovenia)

 

Bureau Member: Mr Fernando FERREIRA RAMOS (Portugal), elected for one year

 

Bureau Member: Mrs Eva SMITH-ASMUSSEN (Denmark), elected for one year

 

Item 10: National surveys of minority groups' experience and perception of discrimination and racism

 

21. The Chair of the working group on surveys, Mrs Eva SMITH-ASMUSSEN (Denmark), presented the results of the meeting held by the working group on 6-7 October 1997, particularly the preliminary project proposal on national surveys which the working group had prepared.

 

22. Following an in-depth discussion on this subject, ECRI asked its Secretariat to prepare an ECRI draft general recommendation N° 4 on surveys on victims' experience and perception of discrimination and racism. This draft should be submitted to ECRI at its next plenary session (3-6 March 1998).

 

23. The Secretariat should prepare the draft general recommendation in consultation with the Chair of the working group on surveys, using as a basis the preliminary project proposal prepared by the working group and taking into account the guidelines provided by ECRI's discussions at the present meeting.

 

Item 11: Network of research institutes and the like

 

24. The Chair of the joint working group ECRI/CC-HER - composed of three members of ECRI and three members of the Committee for Higher Education and Research (CC-HER) - Mr Jean-Paul HARPES (Luxembourg), presented the results of the group's work. With regard to ECRI's inventory of research institutes working on issues connected with racism and intolerance, the Secretariat was instructed to send a letter to the institutes listed in this document asking them to complement the inventory by providing information on other institutes which might be included. The Secretariat should also ask the institutes to provide information on networks in which they were already involved, what their main fields of research were and what their most important publications had been. It was agreed that the inventory compiled by ECRI should subsequently be placed on the Internet site "Combating racism and intolerance". ECRI also noted that the joint ECRI/CC-HER working group as such had finished its work and would not meet any more. The members of ECRI who had participated in the joint working group, for their part, would continue to form an ECRI working group responsible for these questions.

 

Item 12: Co-operation programme with NGOs

 

25. The Chair of the working group on relations with NGOs, Mr Andrzej SICINSKI (Poland), presented the results of the working group's meeting on 3 November 1997. ECRI held an in-depth discussion on the draft policy and action statement on ECRI's relations with non-governmental organisations prepared by the working group (Appendix III to the report CRI (97) 72). ECRI recorded its agreement with the spirit of this document and made a number of observations on its content. The working group was requested to revise the content of the draft policy and action statement in the light of these observations. It was also decided that the working group would hold a consultation meeting on 15 December 1997 with a number of representatives of non-governmental organisations, who might be asked to comment on the text of the draft statement. A revised text should be submitted to the ECRI for discussion and adoption at its next plenary meeting (3-6 March 1998).

 

Item 13: Co-operation with the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

 

26. ECRI was informed about the discussions concerning the future co-operation agreement which is to be drawn up between the European Community and the Council of Europe with a view to establishing a close co-operation between the latter (in particular ECRI) and the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia. Information was provided about the most recent decisions of the Deputies on this subject, taken at their 606th meeting (21-22 October 1997). It was stressed during the discussion that any geographical or thematic division of work between the Monitoring Centre and ECRI would run counter to the spirit of ECRI's work and its terms of reference. It was also noted that such a division would not be praticable in concrete terms.

 

Item 14: Opinion on Recommendation 1291 (1996) of the Parliamentary Assembly

 

27. In accordance with the decision taken at the 593rd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (27-28 May 1997), ECRI prepared an Opinion on paragraph 9.vii of Recommendation 1291 (1996) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Yiddish culture. The opinion, as adopted by ECRI, appears in Appendix III to this report.

 

Item 15: Research concerning a possible consultant on the cohabitation of different cultures and religions

 

28. It was recalled that at its 11th meeting (10-13 June 1997), ECRI asked its Secretariat to make enquiries concerning a possible consultant who might be given the task of exploring concrete ways of resolving a certain number of practical questions raised by the cohabitation of different cultures and religions, starting with Islam. ECRI stressed that the task of such a consultant should be to compile a short practical guide providing concrete examples of good practices concerning the handling of day-to-day issues connected with the practice of Islam in Western countries. ECRI also invited its members to supply the Secretariat with proposals for a possible consultant.

 

Item 16: Contacts established with other bodies of the Council of Europe interested in the questions dealt with ECRI

 

29. ECRI was informed about the results of the work of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) on the issue of the possible widening of the field of application of Article 14 (non-discrimination clause) of the European Convention of Human Rights.

 

Item 17: Other business

 

30. ECRI modified the composition of some of its working groups, and noted that it would return to this issue at its next plenary meeting (3-6 March 1997). The composition of the working groups, as revised by ECRI at the present meeting, is reproduced in Appendix IV. A provisional timetable of forthcoming meetings appears in Appendix V.

 

31. During the examination of the draft abridged meeting report, it was proposed that an abstention should be recorded under item 6 of the agenda. This proposal was rejected by fifteen votes against one and four abstentions.

 

32. ECRI warmly thanked its Chair, Mr Frank ORTON, and its Vice-Chairs, Mr Andrzej SICINSKI and Mrs Martine VALDES-BOULOUQUE, whose terms of office were ending, for their commitment to ECRI's work since its creation.

 

APPENDIX I

 

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

 

Albanie / Albania

Ms Admira SHEHU, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta, VALLETTA

Andorre / Andorra

(Excusée/Apologised)

Madame Patricia QUILLACQ, Représentante Permanente Adjointe d'Andorre auprès du Conseil de l'Europe, Conseil de l'Europe, STRASBOURG

Autriche / Austria

Professor Stefan KARNER, Ludwig Boltzmann,Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, GRAZ

Mrs Sigrid KLEIN, Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, WIEN

Belgique / Belgium

(Excusé/Apologised)

Monsieur Johan LEMAN, Directeur du Centre pour l'Egalité des Chances et la Lutte contre le racisme, Résidence Palace, BRUXELLES

Bulgarie / Bulgaria

Monsieur Luben KOULICHEV, Assemblée Nationale de la République de Bulgarie, SOFIA

Croatie / Croatia

Ms Nina VAJIC, Professor of Public International Law, Law Faculty, University of Zagreb, ZAGREB

Chypre / Cyprus

Ms Maro CLERIDES-TSIAPPAS, Councel for the Republic of Cyprus, Office of the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus, NICOSIA

République Tchèque / Czech Republic

Mr Richard KRPAC Human Rights Office International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, PRAGUE

 

Danemark / Denmark

Professor Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Retsvidenskabeligt Institut A, COPENHAGEN

Estonie / Estonia

(Excusée/Apologised)

Mrs Aino LEPIK, Head of Human Rights Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Legal Departement, TALLINN

Finlande / Finland

Professor Karmela LIEBKIND, University of Helsinki, Department of Social Psychology, HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

France

Madame Martine VALDES-BOULOUQUE, Premier Substitut du Procureur de la République auprès du Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris , Palais de Justice, PARIS

Allemagne / Germany

Dr Helga VOELSKOW-THIES, Ministerialdirigentin, Bundesministerium der Justiz, BONN

Grèce / Greece

Mr Nikos FRANGAKIS, President of the Hellenic League on Human Rights, ATHENS

Hongrie / Hungary

Mr Jenö KALTENBACH, Parliamentary Commissioner for National, Ethnic and Minority Rights, Parliamentary Commissioners' Office of the Republic of Hungary, BUDAPEST

Islande / Iceland

Reverend Baldur KRISTJÁNSSON, Special Assistant to the Bishop of Iceland, Biskupsstofa, REYKJAVIK

Irlande / Ireland

...

Italie / Italy

Monsieur le Professeur Paolo UNGARI, Presidente della Commissione per i Diritti Umani della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Palazzo Chigi, ROMA

 

Lettonie / Latvia

Mrs Ruta MARJAŠA, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Affairs Commission, The Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, RIGA

Liechtenstein

Monsieur Hans BRUNHART, Ancien Chef du Gouvernement, Euroconsult AG, SCHAAN

Lituanie / Lithuania

Mr Vladimir YARMOLENKO, Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, VILNIUS

Luxembourg

(Excusé / Apologised)

Monsieur Roger LINSTER, Ambassadeur, 1er Conseiller de Gouvernement, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, LUXEMBOURG

Malte / Malta

Dr Godwin MUSCAT-AZZOPARDI, Judge, Taizé, Wied II-Qlejja, Mosta, VALLETTA

Moldova

Monsieur le Professeur Victor VOLCINSCHI, str Banulescu-Bodoni, 61, Academia de Studii Economice (ASE) dui Victor Volcinschi, CHISINAU

Pays-Bas / Netherlands

Mr Willem MIJNSSEN, Gerechtshof's-Gravenhage, DEN HAAG

Norvège / Norway

Mr Petter DREFVELIN, Director General, Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, LYSAKER

Pologne / Poland

Professor Andrzej SICINSKI, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, WARSZAWA

Portugal

Monsieur Fernando FERREIRA RAMOS, Procureur-Général Adjoint, Procuradoria-Geral da República, LISBOA

 

Roumanie / Romania

Mr Aurel-Viorel CIOBANU-DORDEA, Assistant Professor in Public International Law, BUCHAREST

Fédération de Russie / Russian Federation

Mr Mark ENTINE, Doctor in international law and human rights, Visiting Professor of the Moscow University of international relations, 1st Director-deputy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department on European Co-operation, MOSCOW

Sain-Marin / San Marino

Madame Federica BIGI, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères de Saint-Marin, Direction des Affaires Politiques, REP. SAN MARINO

Slovaquie / Slovakia

Professor Juraj ŠVEC, Rector of the University Comenius, BRATISLAVA

Slovénie / Slovenia

Mrs Alenka PUHAR, Journalist-Publicist, LJUBLJANA

Espagne / Spain

(Excusé/Apologised)

Mr Tomás CALVO BUEZAS, Catedrático de Antropología Social, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, MADRID

Mr Secundino VALLADARES FERNANDEZ, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociologia, Universidad Complutense, MADRID

Suède / Sweden

Mr Frank ORTON, Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination, STOCKHOLM

Suisse / Switzerland

Monsieur le Professeur Joseph VOYAME, SAINT-BRAIS

"L'ex-République yougoslave de Macédoine" / "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

Ms Elizabeta GORGIEVA, Senior Officer at the Human and Minority Rights Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SKOPJE

 

Turquie / Turkey

Mr Gün KUT, Bogaziçi University, Faculty of Political , ISTANBUL

Ukraine

(Excusé / Apologised)

Mr Vladyslav ZOZULYA, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Division, KYIV

Mr Oleg SEMENENKO, Second Secretary of the European and Transatlantic Integration Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KYIV

Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom

Mr Michael E. HEAD, Byways, The Ridge, WOKING

 

* * *

 

Assemblée parlementaire / Parliamentary Assembly

Commission des questions juridiques et des droits de l'homme/Committee on Legal Questions and Human Rights

(Excusé/Apologised)

Monsieur José Luis LOPES HENARES, Sénateur, MADRID

 

Commission de la culture et de l'éducation/Committee on Culture and Education

(Excusée/Apologised)

Mrs Josephine VERSPAGET, Deputy, THE HAGUE

 

Commission des questions politiques/Committee on Political Affairs

(Excusé/Apologised)

Mr András BÁRSONY, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Hungarian Parliament, BUDAPEST

 

Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux de l'Europe / Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe

 

Monsieur Gianfranco MARTINI, Segretario Generale dell'Associazione Italiana del Consiglio dei Communi e Regioni d'Europa, ROMA

(Excusée/Apologised)

Mrs Gülay ATIG, Mayor of Sisli, ISTANBUL

 

Commission des Communautés Européennes/Commission of the European Community

(Excusé/Apologised)

Madame Annette BOSSCHER, Chef de Division Direction Générale V/D/4, BRUXELLES

Observateurs/Observers:

 

Saint-Siège/Holy See:

Monsieur Joël-Benoît d'ONORIO, Directeur du Département des Sciences juridiques et morales, Institut Portalis, AIX EN PROVENCE

 

* * *

 

Groupe de travail conjoint CDEG-ECRI / Joint Working Group CDEG-ECRI

 

Madame Regina TAVARES DA SILVA, LISBONNE

 

Groupe de travail conjoint ECRI/CC-HER / Joint Working Group ECRI/CC-HER

 

Professeur Jean-Paul HARPES, Vice-Président, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG

 

Groupe de travail sur les Roms/Tsiganes / Working Group on Roma/Gypsies

 

Dr Andrzej MIRGA, Ul. Armii Kralowej 7/98, CRACOW

 

* * *

 

Secrétariat:

Mme Isil GACHET, Direction des Droits de l'Homme, Secrétaire de la Commission européenne contre le racisme et l'intolérance/Human Rights Directorate, Secretary of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Conseil de l'Europe, 67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX, France

 

Mrs Isobelle JAQUES, Administratrice / Administrator

 

Ms Louise BARTON, Assistante Administrative/Administrative Assistant

 

Mr Giancarlo CARDINALE, Assistant

 

Mme Sylvia LEHMANN, Assistante/Assistant

 

APPENDIX II

 

 

Agenda

 

 

1. Opening of the meeting

 

2. Adoption of the agenda

 

3. Communication by the Secretariat

 

4. Results of the second Summit of Heads of State and Government

 

5. Texts prepared by the CBC working groups

 

6. Adoption of final country-by-country texts

 

7. ECRI general policy recommendation N° 3 on combating racism and intolerance against Roma/Gypsies

 

8. Final report of activities of the joint working group CDEG-ECRI

 

9. Elections

 

10. National surveys of minority groups' experience and perception of discrimination and racism

 

11. Network of research institutes and the like

 

12. Co-operation programme with NGOs

 

13. Co-operation with the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

 

14. Opinion on Recommendation 1291 (1996) of the Parliamentary Assembly

 

15. Research concerning a possible consultant on the cohabitation of different cultures and religions

 

16. Contacts established with other bodies of the Council of Europe interested in the questions dealt with ECRI

 

17. Other business

 

APPENDIX III

 

 

Opinion from ECRI

 

on Recommendation 1291 (1996)

 

of the Parliamentary Assembly

 

__________

 

 

1. ECRI has examined with great interest Recommendation 1291 (1996) on Yiddish culture.

 

2. Concerning in particular paragraph 9.vii of the Recommendation, on which ECRI was requested to provide an Opinion, ECRI wishes first of all to stress that it welcomes the proposal to set up the special institution of a "laboratory".

 

3. ECRI wishes however to stress that the word "laboratory" might have negative connotations and might be misinterpreted in this context, and that it would be preferable to use another word. ECRI also wishes to stress that the paragraph dealing with the "laboratory" seems to confuse "dispersed ethnic minorities" with threatened minority cultures and languages.

 

4. ECRI wishes finally to stress that it supports the main thrust of the text and would welcome the extension of the measures which are foreseen in the Recommendation in its entirety for the Yiddish culture, to other threatened minority cultures which are considered to fulfil appropriate criteria determined for this purpose.

 

APPENDIX IV

 

COMPOSITION OF ECRI'S WORKING GROUPS

 

WORKING GROUP ON ROMA/GYPSIES / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL SUR LES ROMS/TSIGANES

 

Mr Fernando Ferreira-Ramos (Chair/Président)

Mr Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea

Mr Jenö Kaltenbach

Mr Richard Krpac

Mr Willem Mijnssen

Mr François Sant'Angelo

Mr Viktor Volcinschi

 

WORKING GROUP ON SURVEYS / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL ENQUETES

Mrs Eva Smith-Asmussen (Chair/Présidente)

Mr Tómas Calvo-Buezas

Mr Jürgen Haberland

Mr Gün Kut

Mr Godwin Muscat-Azzopardi

Mr Andrzej Sicinski

WORKING GROUP ON BASKET OF GOOD PRACTICES / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL CORBEILLE DE BONNES PRATIQUES

 

Mr Godwin Muscat-Azzopardi (Chair/Président)

Mr Petter Drefvelin

Mr Jürgen Haberland

Ms Alenka Puhar

Mr François Sant'Angelo

 

WORKING GROUP ON SPECIALISED BODIES / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL SUR LES ORGANES SPECIALISES

 

Mr Michael Head (Chair/Président)

Mr Petter Drefvelin

Mr Mark Entine

Ms Elizabeta Gorgieva

Mr Willem Mijnssen

Mr François Sant'Angelo

 

WORKING GROUP ON RESEARCH INSTITUTES / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL INSTITUTS DE RECHERCHE

 

Mr Juraj Svec (Chair/Président)

Mr Mark Entine

Ms Patricia Quillacq

Mr Paolo Ungari

 

WORKING GROUP ON RELATIONS WITH NGOS / GROUPE DE TRAVAIL SUR LES RELATIONS AVEC LES ONG

 

Mr Andrzej Sicinski (Chair/Président)

Mr Michael Head

Mr Jenö Kaltenbach

Mr Richard Krpac

Mr Godwin Muscat-Azzopardi

Mr Paolo Ungari

Mrs Martine Valdes-Boulouque

Mr Joseph Voyame

 

AD HOC GROUP ON STRATEGIES/ECRI'S FUTURE WORK / GROUPE AD HOC STRATEGIE/TRAVAUX FUTURS DE L'ECRI

 

Mr Fernando Ferreira-Ramos

Mr Nikos Frangakis

Mr Michael Head

Mr Godwin Muscat-Azzopardi

Mr Frank Orton

Mrs Alenka Puhar

Mrs Eva Smith-Asmussen

Mr Joseph Voyame

 

DIALOGUE GROUP FOR CONTACTS WITH NATIONAL LIAISON OFFICERS / GROUPE DE DIALOGUE POUR LES CONTACTS AVEC LES AGENTS DE LIAISON NATIONAUX

 

Mr Nikos Frangakis (Chair of ECRI)

Mrs Alenka Puhar (Bureau member)

Mr Joseph Voyame (Bureau member) one member of CBC group in question / un membre du groupe CBC concerné

 

COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY (CBC) GROUPS / GROUPES DE TRAVAIL PAYS-PAR-PAYS (CBC)

 

The composition of the 9 CBC working groups remains unchanged.

 

APPENDIX V

 

TIMETABLE OF FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

 

(Subject to budgetary possibilities)

 

Plenary meetings

 

- 14th plenary meeting: 3-6 March 1998

- 15th plenary meeting: 16-19 June 1998

- 16th plenary meeting: 13-16 October 1998

 

Bureau

 

(provisional dates: pending confirmation)

 

- 2 March 1998

- 15 June 1998

- 12 October 1998

 

Ad hoc group on strategies/ECRI's future work:

 

- 29-30 January 1998

- two days in February 1998

- possible third meeting before the 14th plenary if the ad hoc group so decides

 

Working group Roma/Gypsies

 

Hearing with representatives of

Roma/Gypsy organisations: January/February 1998 (1 1/2 days)

 

CBC working groups:

 

(provisional dates: pending confirmation)

 

CBC 1: February 1998 (1 day)

CBC 3: 16-17 February 1998

CBC 4: 22-23 January 1998

CBC 5: 6 February 1998

CBC 6: 20-21 January 1998

CBC 7: 27 January 1998

CBC 8: 9-10 February 1998

CBC 9: 28-29 January 1998



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