1134th meeting – 15-16 February 2012

Item 3.1

Parliamentary Assembly –

1st part of the 2012 Session (Strasbourg, 23-27 January 2012) –

Texts adopted

(2012 Session (Provisional Compendium of texts adopted))

Decisions

The Deputies

1. concerning Recommendation 1990 (2012) – “The right of everyone to take part in cultural life”

      a. agreed to communicate it to the Joint Council on Youth (CMJ), the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP), the Steering Committee for Educational Policy and Practice (CDPPE), the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) (the Gender Equality Commission (GEC)) and the Executive Committee of the North-South Centre, for information and possible comments by 30 April 2012;

      b. in the light of possible comments, invited their Rapporteur Group on Education, Culture, Sport, Youth and Environment (GR-C) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

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2. concerning Recommendation 1991 (2012) – “Guaranteeing the authority and effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights”

      a. agreed to communicate it to the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) for information and possible comments by 30 April 2012;

      b. in the light of possible comments, invited their Working Party on the Reform of the Human Rights Convention system (GT-REF.ECHR) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

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3. concerning Recommendation 1992 (2012) – “The situation in Belarus”

      invited their Rapporteur Group on Democracy (GR-DEM) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

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4. concerning Recommendation 1993 (2012) – “Protecting human rights and dignity by taking into account previously expressed wishes of patients”

      a. agreed to communicate it to the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), the Steering Committee on Human Rights (CDDH) (Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO)) and the European Committee for Social Cohesion (CDCS), for information and possible comments by 30 April 2012;

      b. in the light of possible comments, invited their Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) to prepare a draft reply for adoption at one of their forthcoming meetings;

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5. took note of the following resolutions:

Resolution 1855 (2012) – “The functioning of democratic institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina”

Resolution 1856 (2012) – “Guaranteeing the authority and effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights”

Resolution 1857 (2012) – “The situation in Belarus”

Resolution 1858 (2012) – “The honouring of obligations and commitments by Serbia”

Resolution 1859 (2012) – “Protecting human rights and dignity by taking into account previously expressed wishes of patients”

Resolution 1860 (2012) – “Advancing women’s rights worldwide”

Resolution 1861 (2012) – “Promoting the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence”

Resolution 1862 (2012) – “The functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine”

Resolution 1863 (2012) – “Enforced population transfer as a human rights violation”

Resolution 1864 (2012) – “Demographic trends in Europe: turning challenges into opportunities”

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6. adopted the following reply to the texts adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly at the 1st part of the 2012 Session (Strasbourg, 23-27 January 2012):

“The Committee of Ministers took note of Recommendations 1990 to 1993 (2012) and Resolutions 1855 to 1864 (2012) adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly at its 1st part of the 2012 Session (Strasbourg, 23-27 January 2012).

    The Committee of Ministers entrusted Recommendations 1990 to 1993 (2012) to the competent organs and/or committees of experts for information or comments and to Rapporteur Groups with a view to preparing draft replies for adoption at an early date, as appropriate.”



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