Ministers’ Deputies

Decisions

CM/Del/Dec(2013)1160     1 February 2013



1160th meeting, 30 January 2013

Decisions adopted



CONTENTS

Page

List of those present 5

Introduction 9

1. General questions

1.1 Adoption of the agenda 9

1.2 Preparation of forthcoming meetings +

1.3 Dialogue with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General – Staff matters 9

1.4 Report of the Bureau 10

2. Democracy and political questions

2.1 The Council of Europe and the conflict in Georgia +

2.1bis Current political questions +

- Statement by the Representative of France

2.2 Situation in Cyprus+

3. Parliamentary Assembly

3.1 1st part of the 2013 Session (Strasbourg, 21-25 January 2013)

a. Exchange of views with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly +

b. Communication by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and replies to parliamentary questions (21 January 2013) 10

3.2 Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 622 by Mr Luca Volontè: “Imposing abortion in Ireland” 10

b. Written Question No. 623 by Mr Alexey Pushkov: “Lithuanian authorities retain Russian

minors on their territory” 11

c. Written Question No. 617 by Mr Nikolaj Villumsen: “Follow-up to the recent Pussy Riot

judgment” 11

4. Human rights

4.1 Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

a. Abridged report of the 76th meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012) 11

b. Feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights 11

4.2 Exchange of views with Mr Luzius Wildhaber, Chairman of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Candidates for Election as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights +

5. Media

5.1 Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

a. Abridged report of the 2nd meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012) 12

b. Draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Risks to Fundamental Rights stemming from Digital Tracking and other Surveillance Technologies 12

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6. Social cohesion

6.1 Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) –

Abridged report of the 4th meeting (Strasbourg, 28-30 November 2012) 13

6.2 European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM)

a. European Committee on Organ Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO) 13

i. Abridged report of the 10th meeting (Budapest, 11-12 October 2012)

ii. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Organ

Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO)

b. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Blood Transfusion

(Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TS) 14

6.3 “Roma migrants in Europe” –

Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2003 (2012) 14

10. Legal questions

10.1 Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

a. Abridged report of the 13th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5-6 November 2012) 14

b. Opinion No. 15 (2012) of the CCJE on “The specialisation of judges” 14

10.2 Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

a. Abridged report of the 7th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 26-27 November 2012) 15

b. Opinion No. 7 (2012) of the CCPE on “The management of the means of prosecution services” 15

10.3 Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) –

Abridged report of the 23rd meeting (Strasbourg, 15-16 November 2012) 15

10.4 Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal

Data (ETS No. 108) – Request by the Kingdom of Morocco to be invited to accede 15

10.5 European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) –

Abridged report of the 63rd plenary session (Strasbourg, 4-7 December 2012) 16

10.6 European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

a. Second report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Czech Republic 16

b. Third report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Slovak Republic 16

APPENDICES

APPENDIX 1 1160th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies

(Item 1.1) (Strasbourg, 30 (10 a.m.) January 2013)

Agenda 17

APPENDIX 2 Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)1

(Item 10.6a) of the Committee of Ministers

on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

by the Czech Republic 21

APPENDIX 3 Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)2

(Item 10.6b) of the Committee of Ministers

on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

by the Slovak Republic 22

The 1160th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies opened on 30 January 2013 at 10.00 a.m. under the chairmanship of Mr J. Dallerès, Deputy for the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Andorra.

PRESENT

ALBANIA

Mr F. Peni

Mr R. Hoxha

ANDORRA

Mr J. Dallerès, Chairperson

Mr A. Jordi

Ms F. Aleix Lartigue

ARMENIA

Mr A. Papikyan, Vice-Chairman

Mr S. Kartashyan

Ms I. Beglaryan

AUSTRIA

Mr T. Hajnoczi

Mr S. Rutkowski

AZERBAIJAN

Mr E. Eyyubov

Mr J. Mirzayev

Mr A. Gunashov

Mr E. Aslanov

Mr H. Akhundov

BELGIUM

Mr A. Cools

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Mr A. Săhović

Ms L. Ljubic-Lepine

Mr B. Babić

BULGARIA

Mr A. Tehov

Mr A. Ananiev

Ms D. Stambolova-Ivanova

CROATIA

Ms A. Djamić

Ms L. Glavaš Kovačić

CYPRUS

Ms T. Constantinidou

Mr S. Hatziyiannis

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mr T. Boček

Mr M. Bouček

DENMARK

Mr C. von Barnekow

ESTONIA

Ms G. Rennel

Mr P. Pedak

Mr T. Tang

FINLAND

Mr P. Hyvönen

Ms T. Leikas-Botta

FRANCE

Mr L. Dominati

Mr P. Ray

Ms M. Bilocq

Mr F. Liétout

GEORGIA

Mr I. Giviashvili

Ms A. Doborjginidze

GERMANY

Mr J.G. Luy

Mr J.-H. Ernst

Mr J. Holzenberger

Mr M. Klinger

GREECE

Mr I. Asteriadis

Ms M. Solomou

Ms I. Petropoulou

HUNGARY

Mr F. Robák

Mr V. Garai

Ms A. Tóth-Ferenci

ICELAND

Ms E. Brekkan

IRELAND

Mr P. Gunning

Mr R. Scannell

Ms R. Hynes

ITALY

Mr M. Jacoangeli

Mr G. Cavagna

Mr S. Marguccio

LATVIA

Ms A. Liepina

Mr M. Klīve

LIECHTENSTEIN

Mr D. Ospelt

LITHUANIA

Mr G. Šerkšnys

Mr V. Šakalys

LUXEMBOURG

Mr R. Mayer

Ms A. Kayser-Attuil

MALTA

Mr J. Licari

Mr A. Ghigo

REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

Ms T. Pârvu

Mr S. Mihov

Mr V. Lapusneanu

Ms L. Ilieş

MONACO

Mrs C. Gastaud

MONTENEGRO

Ms A. Vukadinović

Ms D. Markovic

NETHERLANDS

Ms K. Adhin

NORWAY

Mr P. Wille

Ms K. Hefre

Mr J. Høvik

POLAND

Ms U. Gacek

Mr J. Grabowski

Mr R. Drzazga

Ms E. Suchożebrska

PORTUGAL

Mr L.F. Castro Mendes

Mr P. Neves Pocinho

Mr L. Sequeira

ROMANIA

Mr S. Stoian

Mr C. Urse

Ms M. Marin

Mr D. Dumitrache

Mr G. Buliga

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Mr A. Alekseev

Mr V. Egorov

Mr I. Podolskiy

Mr V. Ermakov

Mr V. Nevzorov

Mr I. Maltsev

Mr E. Ryzhkin

Mr D. Rykovskov

Mr K. Kosorukov

Mr A. Muratov

SAN MARINO

Ms B. Para

SERBIA

Ms D. Filipovic

Mr V. Lazovic

Ms J. Backovic

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Mr D. Štefánek

Ms L. Erdelská

Mr M. Babicz

SLOVENIA

Mr D. Bergant

Ms B. Sušnik

SPAIN

Mr F. Alvargonzález

Mr P. Jiménez Nacher

Mr L. Tarin Martin

SWEDEN

Mr C.-H. Ehrenkrona

Ms A. Lundkvist

SWITZERLAND

Mr C.-E. Held

Mr B. Gubler

Mr U. Beer

“THE FORMER

YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC

OF MACEDONIA”

Mr P. Pop-Arsov

Mr Z. Barbutov

TURKEY

Mr R.E. Soysal

Ms N. Erdem-Ari

Mr U. Acar

Ms S. Özaydin

Ms E. Demircan

Mr I.O. Şanlı

Mr S. Şahin

Mr G. Seker

Ms M.M. Şahin

Ms F.B. Okur

UKRAINE

Mr M. Tochytskyi

Mr D. Podolskyi

Ms O. Pasheniuk

UNITED KINGDOM

Mr M. Johnson

Ms K. Jones

*

* *

EUROPEAN UNION

Ms L. Pavan-Woolfe

Ms K. Markovová

Ms D. Candura

*

* *

CANADA

-

HOLY SEE

Mgr S. Ćosić

JAPAN

Mr S. Hasegawa

Mr H. Gunji

MEXICO

Mr A. Martinez Peralta

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mr E. Reade

Introduction

At the start of the meeting, the Chairperson welcomed Mr Stefano Marguccio, Deputy to the Permanent Representative of Italy. He wished him a pleasant stay in Strasbourg and a successful mission within the Committee. He then bade farewell to Ambassador Dragana Filipović, Permanent Representative of Serbia. He thanked her for her contribution to the work of the Committee.

Item 1.1

Adoption of the agenda

Decisions

The Deputies

1. agreed to add the following sub-items to the agenda of their present meeting:

 

2.1bis

Current political questions

- Statement by the Representative of France

 

3.2

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

c. Written Question No. 617 by Mr Nikolaj Villumsen: “Follow-up to the recent Pussy Riot judgment”

2. taking into account the decision above, adopted the agenda of their 1160th meeting, as it appears at Appendix 1 to the present volume of Decisions.

Item 1.3

Dialogue with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General –
Staff matters

(SG/Com(2013)1160 and SG/Inf(2013)3)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the Secretary General’s intention to second Ms Alison Sidebottom from the Secretariat of the Committee of Ministers to the Directorate of Programme, Finance and Linguistic Services to act as Director ad interim, with effect from 1 February 2013, and for a period of six months;

2. took note of the Secretary General’s intention to appoint Ms Verena Taylor on the post of Director of the Office of DG Programmes (Grade A6), in accordance with Article 25.5.b of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the Staff Regulations), with effect from 1 February 2013;

3. took note of the communication of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General (SG/Com(2013)1160) and the exchange of views under this item.

Item 1.4

Report of the Bureau
(CM/Bur/Del(2013)2)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. approved the Bureau’s recommendations with regard to the agendas of their 1160th (30 January 2013), 1161st (5 February 2013) and 1162nd (13 February 2013) meetings, as they appear in the appendix to the Bureau report;

2. entrusted the position of Chair of the Rapporteur Group on Social and Health Questions (GR-SOC) to Ambassador Ana Vukadinović, Permanent Representative of Montenegro;

3. approved the Bureau’s recommendations as regards use of the Committee of Ministers’ Foyer, as set out in paragraph 3 of the Bureau report;

4. took note of the report of the meeting of the Bureau of 28 January 2013 (document CM/Bur/Del(2013)2) as a whole.

Item 3.1b

Parliamentary Assembly –
1st part of the 2013 Session (Strasbourg, 21-25 January 2013)

b. Communication by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and replies to parliamentary questions (21 January 2013)
(CM/AS(2013)1, CM/AS(2013)2 and AS(2013)CR02)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the report of Mr Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, to the Parliamentary Assembly (document CM/AS(2013)1), and of his statement (document CM/AS(2013)2);

2. took note of the replies given to parliamentary questions by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers (document AS(2013)CR02).

Item 3.2a

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

a. Written Question No. 622 by Mr Luca Volontè: “Imposing abortion in Ireland”

Decisions

The Deputies

1. instructed the Secretariat to prepare a draft reply to Written Question No. 622 in light of the views expressed at the present meeting;

2. agreed to resume consideration of this question at one of their forthcoming meetings.

Item 3.2b

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

b. Written Question No. 623 by Mr Alexey Pushkov: “Lithuanian authorities retain Russian minors on their territory”

Decisions

The Deputies

1. instructed the Secretariat to prepare a draft reply to Written Question No. 623 in light of the views expressed at the present meeting;

2. agreed to resume consideration of this question at one of their forthcoming meetings.

Item 3.2c

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

c. Written Question No. 617 by Mr Nikolaj Villumsen: “Follow-up to the recent Pussy Riot judgment”

(CM/Del/Dec(2013)1160/3.2c and CM/AS(2012)Quest617 prov2)

Decision

The Deputies instructed the Chair to inform the President of the Parliamentary Assembly that, “owing to a lack of consensus it has not been possible to adopt a reply to Written Question No. 617 by Mr Nikolaj Villumsen”.

Item 4.1a,b

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

a. Abridged report of the 76th meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012)

(CM(2012)164)

b. Feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights
(CM(2012)164 add)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the CDDH feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights, as it appears in document CM(2012)164 add, and, in this respect:

- without prejudice to their future decisions about the Council of Europe Programme and Budget for the biennium 2014/2015, instructed the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH):

    · to elaborate a declaration of the Committee of Ministers supporting the UN Guiding Principles and to submit it to the Committee of Ministers by 30 June 2014;

    · to elaborate – in co-operation with the private sector and civil society – a non-binding instrument, which may include a guide of good practice, addressing gaps in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles at the European level, including with respect to access to justice for victims of corporate human rights abuses, and to submit it to the Committee of Ministers by 31 December 2015;

- recommended that corporate social responsibility issues are taken into consideration in the Council of Europe activities concerning in particular children’s rights, Internet governance and social rights;

- recommended that such activities are carried out in close co-operation with the European Union, the United Nations, as well as with other international organisations and other bodies specialised in the field of corporate social responsibility and human rights;

2. took note of the abridged report of the 76th meeting of the CDDH, as it appears in document CM(2012)164, as a whole.

Item 5.1a

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

a. Abridged report of the 2nd meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012)

(CM(2012)163)

Decision

The Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 2nd meeting of the CDMSI, as it appears in document CM(2012)163.

Item 5.1b

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)

b. Draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Risks to Fundamental Rights stemming from Digital Tracking and other Surveillance Technologies

(CM(2012)157)

Decision

The Deputies requested the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) and the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) to give an opinion as soon as possible on the draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Risks to Fundamental Rights stemming from Digital Tracking and other Surveillance Technologies, as it appears in document CM(2012)157.

Item 6.1

Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) –
Abridged report of the 4th meeting (Strasbourg, 28-30 November 2012)

(CM(2012)165, CM(2012)165 add1 and CM(2012)165 add2)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the thematic reports prepared by the experts of the CAHROM thematic groups on social housing for Roma (with “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” as requesting country and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Spain as partner countries) (document CM(2012)165 add1) and on inclusive education for Roma children as opposed to special schools (with the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic as requesting countries and Hungary, Slovenia and the United Kingdom as partner countries) (document CM(2012)165 add2);

2. took note of the opinion of the CAHROM on draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2012)… of the Committee of Ministers to member States on access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods, as it appears at Appendix 2 to document CM(2012)165;

3. in the light of decisions 1 and 2 above, took note of the abridged report of the 4th meeting of the CAHROM, as it appears in document CM(2012)165, as a whole.

Item 6.2a

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM)

a. European Committee on Organ Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO)
i. Abridged report of the 10th meeting (Budapest, 11-12 October 2012)
ii. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO)

(CM(2012)162 and CM/Del/Dec(2010)1076/6.5)

Decisions

The Deputies, in their composition restricted to representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia,2

1. agreed to extend the current terms of reference of the CD-P-TO for a further year, to the end of December 2013, in order to align them with the biennial Programme and Budget of the Organisation;

2. took note of the abridged report of the 10th meeting of the CD-P-TO, as it appears in document CM(2012)162, as a whole.

Item 6.2b

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM)

b. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Blood Transfusion (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TS)

(CM/Del/Dec(2010)1076/6.5)

Decision

The Deputies, in their composition restricted to representatives of the States Parties to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia,3 agreed to extend the current terms of reference of the

CD-P-TS for a further year, to the end of December 2013, in order to align them with the biennial Programme and Budget of the Organisation.

Item 6.3

“Roma migrants in Europe” – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2003 (2012)

This item was postponed.

Item 10.1a,b

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)

a. Abridged report of the 13th plenary meeting (Paris, 5-6 November 2012)

b. Opinion No. 15 (2012) of the CCJE on “The specialisation of judges”

(CM(2012)172, CM(2012)172 add)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of Opinion No. 15 (2012) of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) on “The specialisation of judges”, as it appears in document CM(2012)172 add, which will be forwarded to the relevant bodies in the member States and to the relevant bodies of the Council of Europe in order that they may take account of it in their work;

2. in the light of the decision above, took note of the abridged report of the 13th meeting of the CCJE, as it appears in document CM(2012)172, as a whole.

Item 10.2a,b

Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)

a. Abridged report of the 7th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 26-27 November 2012)
b. Opinion No. 7 (2012) of the CCPE on “The management of the means of prosecution services”

(CM(2012)175, CM(2012)175 add)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of Opinion No. 7 (2012) of the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) on “The management of the means of prosecution services”, as it appears in document CM(2012)175 add, which will be forwarded to the relevant bodies in the member States and to the relevant bodies of the Council of Europe in order that they may take account of it in their work;

2. in the light of the decision above, took note of the abridged report of the 7th plenary meeting of the CCPE, as it appears in document CM(2012)175, as a whole.

Item 10.3

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) –
Abridged report of the 23rd plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 15-16 November 2012)

(CM(2012)160)

Decision

The Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 23rd meeting of the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER), as it appears in document CM(2012)160.

Item 10.4

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) –
Request by the Kingdom of Morocco to be invited to accede

(GR-J(2013)3)

Decision

The Deputies invited the Kingdom of Morocco to accede to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108).

Item 10.5

European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) –
Abridged report of the 63rd plenary session (Strasbourg, 4-7 December 2012)

(CM(2012)171)

Decision

The Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 63rd plenary session of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC), as it appears in document CM(2012)171.

Item 10.6a

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

a. Second report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Czech Republic

(CM(2012)170)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the second report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of the Czech Republic, as it appears in document CM(2012)170;

2. adopted Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)1 on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by the Czech Republic, as it appears at Appendix 2 to the present volume of Decisions, and agreed to forward it to the Czech authorities.

Item 10.6b

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

b. Third report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Slovak Republic

(CM(2012)144, CM(2012)159)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. took note of the third report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of the Slovak Republic, as it appears in document CM(2012)144;

2. adopted Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)2 on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by the Slovak Republic, as it appears at Appendix 3 to the present volume of Decisions, and agreed to forward it to the Slovak authorities.

Appendix 1
(Item 1.1)

1160 meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
(Strasbourg, 30 (10 a.m.) January 2013)

Agenda

1.

General questions

     

1.1

Adoption of the agenda

   
   

(CM/Del/OJ(2013)1160)

     

1.2

Preparation of forthcoming meetings

     

1.3

Dialogue with the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General – Staff matters

     
   

(SG/Com(2013)1160 and SG/Inf(2013)3)

     

1.4

Report of the Bureau

     
   

(CM/Bur/Del(2013)2)

     

2.

Democracy and political questions

     

2.1

The Council of Europe and the conflict in Georgia

     
   

(CM(2008)150 rev, CM(2008)162, SG/Inf(2008)19, DD(2008)631, SG/Inf(2009)5, SG/Inf(2009)7, CM(2009)PV prov, CM(2009)PV add1, CM(2009)PV add2, SG/Inf(2009)10, SG/Inf(2009)5 add, SG/Inf(2009)9, CM/AS(2009)Quest572, DD(2009)447, SG/Inf(2009)15 final, SG/Inf(2009)5 add2, Parliamentary Assembly REC_1846 (2008) and CM/AS(2009)Rec1846 final, Parliamentary Assembly REC_1857 (2009) and CM/AS(2009)Rec1857 final, CM(2009)164, Parliamentary Assembly REC_1869 (2009) and CM/AS(2010)Rec1869 final, DD(2010)71, DD(2010)95, SG/Inf(2010)7, SG/Inf(2010)8, DD(2010)238, CM/Del/Dec(2010)1090/2.1, SG/Inf(2010)19, DD(2010)559, SG/Inf(2011)8, SG/Inf(2011)24, SG/Inf(2012)5 and SG/Inf(2012)28 rev)

     

2.1bis

Current political questions

 

- Statement by the Representative of France

   

2.2

Situation in Cyprus

     

3.

Parliamentary Assembly

     

3.1

1st part of the 2013 Session (Strasbourg, 21-25 January 2013)

   
 

a. Exchange of views with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly

     
   

(SG/AS(2013)2 – Written communication by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly)

     
 

b. Communication by the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and replies to parliamentary questions (21 January 2013)

     
   

(CM/AS(2013)1, CM/AS(2013)2 and AS(2013)CR2)
(CM/Notes/1160/3.1b of 22.1.2013)

     

3.2

Written Questions by members of the Parliamentary Assembly to the Committee of Ministers

   
 

a. Written Question No. 622 by Mr Luca Volontè: “Imposing abortion in Ireland”

   
   

(CM/Notes/1160/3.2a of 17.1.2013)

     
 

b. Written Question No. 623 by Mr Alexey Pushkov: “Lithuanian authorities retain Russian minors on their territory”

   
   

(CM/Notes/1160/3.2b of 17.1.2013)

     
 

c. Written Question No. 617 by Mr Nikolaj Villumsen: “Follow-up to the recent Pussy Riot judgment”

   
   

(CM/Del/Dec(2012)1152/3.2a and CM/AS(2012)Quest617 prov2)
(CM/Notes/1160/3.2c of 29.1.2013)

     

4.

Human rights

     

4.1

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
(Item prepared by the GR-H on 15.1.2013)

   
 

a. Abridged report of the 76th meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012)

   
 

b. Feasibility study on corporate social responsibility in the field of human rights

   
   

(CM(2012)164 and CM(2012)164 add)
(CM/Notes/1160/4.1 of 17.1.2013)

     

4.2

Exchange of views with Mr Luzius Wildhaber, Chairman of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Candidates for Election as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights

   

5.

Media

     

5.1

Steering Committee on Media and Information Society (CDMSI)
(Item prepared by the GR-H on 15.1.2013)

   
 

a. Abridged report of the 2nd meeting (Strasbourg, 27-30 November 2012)

     
   

(CM(2012)163)
(CM/Notes/1160/5.1a of 17.1.2013)

     
 

b. Draft Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on Risks to Fundamental Rights stemming from Digital Tracking and other Surveillance Technologies

     
   

(CM(2012)157)
(CM/Notes/1160/5.1b of 23.1.2013)

6.

Social cohesion

     

6.1

Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma Issues (CAHROM) –
Abridged report of the 4th meeting (Strasbourg, 28-30 November 2012)
(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 15.1.2013)

     
   

(CM(2012)165, CM(2012)165 add1 and CM(2012)165 add2)
(CM/Notes/1160/6.1 of 16.1.2013)

   

6.2

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and Healthcare (EDQM)
(Item prepared by the GR-SOC on 15.1.2013)

   
 

a. European Committee on Organ Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO)

   
 

    i. Abridged report of the 10th meeting (Budapest, 11-12 October 2012)

   
   

(CM(2012)162)

     
 

    ii. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Organ Transplantation (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TO)

   
   

(CM/Del/Dec(2010)1076/6.5)

     
   

(CM/Notes/1160/6.2a of 16.1.2013)

   
 

b. Extension of the terms of reference of the European Committee on Blood Transfusion (Partial Agreement) (CD-P-TS)

   
   

(CM/Del/Dec(2010)1076/6.5)

   

(CM/Notes/1160/6.2b of 16.1.2013)

     

6.3

“Roma migrants in Europe” – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 2003 (2012)

(Item postponed)

     

10.

Legal questions

     

10.1

Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE)
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

   
 

a. Abridged report of the 13th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 5-6 November 2012)

     
   

(CM(2012)172)

     
 

b. Opinion No. 15 (2012) of the CCJE on “The specialisation of judges”

     
   

(CM(2012)172 add)

     
   

(CM/Notes/1160/10.1 of 18.1.2013)

   

10.2

Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE)
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

   
 

a. Abridged report of the 7th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 26-27 November 2012)

     
   

(CM(2012)175)

     
 

b. Opinion No. 7 (2012) of the CCPE on “The management of the means of prosecution services”

     
   

(CM(2012)175 add)

     
   

(CM/Notes/1160/10.2 of 18.1.2013)

10.3

Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) –
Abridged report of the 23rd meeting (Strasbourg, 15-16 November 2012)
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

     
   

(CM(2012)160)
(CM/Notes/1160/10.3 of 18.1.2013)

   

10.4

Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108) – Request by the Kingdom of Morocco to be invited to accede
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

     
   

(GR-J(2013)3)
(CM/Notes/1160/10.4 of 18.1.2013)

     

10.5

European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) –
Abridged report of the 63rd plenary session (Strasbourg, 4-7 December 2012)
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

     
   

(CM(2012)171)
(CM/Notes/1160/10.5 of 18.1.2013)

   

10.6

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

   
 

a. Second report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Czech Republic
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

     
   

(CM(2012)170)
(CM/Notes/1160/10.6a of 18.1.2013)

     
 

b. Third report of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Slovak Republic
(Item prepared by the GR-J on 17.1.2013)

     
   

(CM(2012)144 and CM(2012)159)
(CM/Notes/1160/10.6b of 18.1.2013)

     

13.

Any other business

Appendix 2

(Item 10.6a)

Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)1
of the Committee of Ministers
on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
by the Czech Republic

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 January 2013
at the 1160th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies) 

The Committee of Ministers,

In accordance with Article 16 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages;

Having regard to the instrument of ratification submitted by the Czech Republic on 15 November 2006;

Having taken note of the evaluation made by the Committee of Experts on the Charter with respect to the application of the Charter by the Czech Republic;

Bearing in mind that this evaluation is based on information submitted by the Czech Republic in its second periodical report, supplementary information given by the Czech authorities, information submitted by bodies and associations legally established in the Czech Republic and information obtained by the Committee of Experts during its on-the-spot visit;

Having taken note of the comments made by the Czech authorities on the contents of the Committee of Experts' report;

Recommends that the authorities of the Czech Republic take account of all the observations and recommendations of the Committee of Experts and, as a matter of priority:

1. continue the efforts to promote awareness and tolerance vis-à-vis all the regional or minority languages and the cultures they represent as an integral part of the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic, both in the general curriculum at all stages of education and in the media;

2. further improve legislation concerning the committees for national minorities, so that these do not present barriers to the implementation of the Charter, including the provision of education in regional or minority languages and the setting-up of bilingual topographical signs;

3. adopt a structured policy for the protection and promotion of German and Romani, and create favourable conditions for their use in public life;

4. take measures to make available teaching in or of German and Romani, in co-operation with the speakers;

5. continue the efforts to ensure that speaking Romani at school is not prohibited or discouraged.

Appendix 3

(Item 10.6b)

Recommendation CM/RecChL(2013)2
of the Committee of Ministers
on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
by the Slovak Republic

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 January 2013
at the 1160th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers,

In accordance with Article 16 of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages;

Having regard to the declarations submitted by the Slovak Republic on 9 April 2001;

Having taken note of the evaluation made by the Committee of Experts on the Charter with respect to the application of the Charter by the Slovak Republic;

Having taken note of the comments made by the Slovak authorities on the contents of the Committee of Experts' report;

Bearing in mind that this evaluation is based on information submitted by the Slovak Republic in its national report, supplementary information provided by the Slovak authorities, information submitted by bodies and associations legally established in the Slovak Republic and information obtained by the Committee of Experts during its on-the-spot visit;

Recommends that the authorities of the Slovak Republic take account of all the observations and recommendations of the Committee of Experts and, as a matter of priority:

1. review the requirement that minority language speakers should represent at least 20% of the municipal population for the undertakings in the field of administration to be operational;

2. continue efforts to provide for the teaching of all minority languages at all appropriate levels and inform parents about its availability;

3. improve teacher-training and set up a body in charge of monitoring the measures taken and progress achieved in minority language education;

4. within available means promote and support the improvement of the provision of public sector television and radio in all minority languages;

5. continue measures to abolish unjustified enrolments of Roma children in separate schools or classes and start to introduce Romani-language education for Roma children on a large scale;

6. raise awareness and promote tolerance in the Slovak society at large vis-à-vis the regional or minority languages and the cultures they represent.

+ There were no decisions under this item.

2 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and United Kingdom.

3 States concerned: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and United Kingdom.



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