1031st meeting – 2 July 2008
Decision No. CM/876/02072008
Ad hoc terms of reference for the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
with a view to preparing a recommendation on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
1. Name of Committee: Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
2. Source: Committee of Ministers
3. Terms of reference:
To draft a recommendation on measures to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender
identity, to ensure respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and to
promote tolerance towards them.
4. Other bodies to be associated with the work of the CDDH:
The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights and the European Committee on Legal
Co-operation (CDCJ) may send representatives to participate in the work of the CDDH.
These terms of reference shall expire on 30 June 2009.