Ministers' Deputies


    839 Meeting of the Ministers' Deputies
    Strasbourg, 7 May 2003 (9.00 am)





1. General questions



Adoption of the Agenda



Preparation of forthcoming meetings



Communication from the Secretary General



Report of the Bureau



Committee of Ministers – Preparation of the 112th Session (Strasbourg, 14-15 May 2003)

(CM/Del/Dec(2003)835/1.5, 837/1.5 and 838/1.5, CM(2003)OJ1 prov.2, CM(2003)60 prov.3, CM(2003)61 prov.2 and CM(2003)62 prov.3)
(CM/Notes/839/1.5 of 5.5.2003)



Conferences of Specialised Ministers – State of preparation


(Item postponed)



113th Session of the Committee of Ministers – Venue

(CM/Del/Dec(2003)838/1.6 and CM/Inf(2003)20)
(CM/Notes/839/1.7 of 5.5.2003)


2. Political questions



Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
(Item prepared by the GR-EDS)

b. Other questions



Situation in Cyprus



Compliance with commitments by member states – Declaration of the Committee of Ministers of 10 November 1994 – Provisional Chairman's summing-up following the 836th meeting (in camera) (15 April 2003)

(CM/Monitor(2003)8 prov.)
(CM/Notes/839/2.3 of 2.5.2003)


3. Parliamentary Assembly



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

a. Written question No. 425 by Mr Cubreacov and Mrs Patereu: “Situation in Moldova”

(CM/Del/Dec(2003)837/3.2a, CM(2003)52 and CM/AS(2003)Quest425 prov.)
(CM/Notes/839/3.1a of 28.4.2003)


4. Human Rights



European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

a. Exchange of views with the Chair and the Vice-Chairs of ECRI

b. Abridged report of the 30th plenary meeting (Strasbourg, 18-20 march 2003)

(CM(2003)53 and Addendum II (Confidential))
(CM/Notes/839/4.1b of 25.4.2003)

c. Annual report on ECRI's activities covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2002 adopted at the 30th plenary meeting

(CM(2003)53 and Addendum I)
(CM/Notes/839/4.1 a and c of 25.4.2003)



Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Election and nomination of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities – Candidatures in respect of Switzerland
(Item prepared by the GR-H)

(CM/Notes/839/4.2 of 2.5.2003)



Abolition of the death penalty in all member states of the Council of Europe

(CM/Notes/839/4.3 of 17.4.2003)


10. Legal questions



Group of states against corruption (GRECO)

a. Exchange of views with the President of GRECO

b. Presentation of the 3rd General Activity Report 2002

(CM/Notes/839/10.1 of 17.4.2003)



“Tour de table” of intention of signature concerning the Treaties which will be opened at the 112th Session of the Committee of Ministers, 15 May 2003

. Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism
. Additional Protocol on the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption
. Convention on Contacts concerning Children



12. Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE)



Spring Session of the CLRAE (Strasbourg, 20-21 March 2003) – Texts adopted

(Provisional compendium of texts adopted)
(CM/Notes/839/12.1 of 25.4.2003)



Women's individual voting rights: a democratic requirement – Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) Recommendation 111 (2002)

(CM/Cong(2003)Rec111 prov., CLRAE Recommendation 111 (2002) and
Recommendation Rec(2003)3)
(CM/Notes/839/12.2 of 14.4.2003)



The state of regional print media in Europe – Pluralism, independence and freedom in regional press - Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE) Recommendation 119 (2002)
(Item prepared by the GR-H)

(CM/Cong(2003)Rec119 prov., CLRAE Recommendation 119 (2002))
(CM/Notes/839/12.3 of 30.4.2003)


13. Any other business



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