1070bis meeting – 18 November 2009

Item 1.2c

Stocktaking of the Slovenian Chairmanship and follow-up to the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Madrid, 12 May 2009)

c. Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) –
Report on the follow-up given to the Committee of Ministers’ Declaration on Council of Europe action to improve the protection of human rights defenders and promote their activities
(CM(2009)132)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. reaffirmed their condemnation of all attacks on and violations of the rights of human rights defenders in Council of Europe member states or elsewhere, whether carried out by state agents or non-state actors;

2. took note of the report of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) on the follow-up given to the Committee of Ministers’ Declaration on Council of Europe action to improve the protection of human rights defenders and promote their activities, as it appears in document CM(2009)132;

3. welcomed the work undertaken in this field by all Council of Europe bodies and institutions and reiterated their call to them to pay special attention to issues concerning human rights defenders in their respective work.


 

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