1088th meeting – 16 June 2010

Item 1.7

Meeting between the Chair of the Ministers' Deputies and the Presidents of monitoring bodies together with the Commissioner for Human Rights (19 March 2010) – Report
(CM(2010)67, DD(2010)317 and DD(2010)318)


The Deputies,

1. reiterated their support to the work of the monitoring bodies that they consider essential in order to implement the Council of Europe’s core values and standards in states subject to this monitoring;

2. welcomed the report of the second informal meeting held on 19 March 2010 between the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Ministers’ Deputies, the Chairs of the Deputies’ Rapporteur Groups (GR-H and GR-J) and the Presidents of the Council of Europe’s monitoring bodies, together with the Commissioner for Human Rights, as it appears in document CM(2010)67;

3. invited the participants to consider, and to report to them, on how the monitoring bodies could, within their respective mandates, contribute to the implementation of the Action Plan adopted at the High-level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights (Interlaken, 18-19 February 2010) and, in particular, to the recommendations made in chapters B (5) and D (7.c.ii);

4. recalling their exchange of views on the monitoring mechanisms at their 1074th meeting and following their discussion on the subject at their 1087th meeting, invited the monitoring bodies to pursue their reflection in the context of the reform process and to report back with relevant proposals, in particular a) on how the co-ordination of monitoring bodies' activities can be reinforced and b) on how they intend to enhance their dialogue with the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly, with the aim of ensuring a better implementation of their recommendations to member states;

5. invited the Chair of the Committee of Ministers to elaborate proposals for enhancing the dialogue between the Committee of Ministers and the monitoring bodies;

6. welcomed the continued efforts of the monitoring bodies to promote greater synergies both within and outside the Council of Europe, primarily with the European Union, the United Nations and the OSCE.



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