Ministers’ Deputies
Agenda

CM/Del/OJ(2007)991 28 March 20071
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991 Meeting, 28 March 2007 (10am)

Draft Agenda

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In application of the rules for the dispatch of reference documents and Notes on the Agenda, the deadlines are:
CM: 28 February 2007
Notes: 16 March 2007

* Item added after approval of the preliminary draft Agenda

1.

General questions

1.1

Adoption of the agenda

(CM/Del/OJ(2007)991)

1.2

Preparation of forthcoming meetings

1.3

Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General

1.4

Report of the Bureau

(CM/Bur/Del(2007)6)
(CM/Notes/991/1.4 of 27.3.2007)

1.5

117th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 10-11 May 2007) – Preparation

(CM/Notes/991/1.5 of 23.3.2007)

1.6

Progress review report for 2006 and 2008 Priorities – Preliminary exchange of views

(CM/Inf(2007)15 rev and CM/Inf(2007)17)
(CM/Notes/991/1.6 of 16.3.2007)

1.7

Election of the Deputy Secretary General – Interview with the candidate

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)981/1.5, CM/Del/Dec(2007)988/1.5 and CM/Del/Dec(2007)990/1.5, CM(2007)9 and CM(2007)9 add)
(CM/Notes/991/1.7 of 23.3.2007)

1.8

Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Community –
State of negotiations concerning the Agreement on the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)989/1.3 and CM/Del/Dec(2007)990/1.8)
(CM/Notes/991/1.8 of 22.3.2007)

2.

Political questions

2.1

Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability

. Armenia
. Russian Federation

(Item prepared by GR-DEM on 13.3.2007)

(GR-DEM(2007)CB4, DGAP/Inf(2007)9, DGAP/Inf(2007)4)
(CM/Notes/991/2.1 of 16.3.2007)

b. Other questions

2.2

Situation in Cyprus

3.

Parliamentary Assembly

3.1

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

a. Written Question No. 509 by Mr Lindblad: “Acceptable boundaries of Russian membership in the Council of Europe”

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)980/3.1a, CM(2006)190 and CM/AS(2007)Quest509 prov)
(CM/Notes/991/3.1a of 6.3.2007)

b. Written Question No. 490 by Mrs Oskina: “Pressure exercised by states on the European Court of Human Rights applicants”

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)974/3.1c, CM/Del/Dec(2007)984/3.1a, CM/Del/Dec(2007)990/3.2b and CM/AS(2007)Quest490 prov)
(CM/Notes/991/3.1b of 26.3.2007)

3.2

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

a. Written Question No. 512 by Mr Cilevičs: “Asylum procedures in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and forced return of Roma to Serbia and Kosovo”
(It is proposed to postpone this item to a forthcoming meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

3.3

Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly (Paris, 16 March 2007)

a. Communication by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

b. Texts adopted

(2007 Session (Provisional compendium of texts adopted) and SG/AS(2007)02)
(CM/Notes/991/3.3 of 22.3.2007)

3.4*

Preparation of the Joint Committee (Strasbourg, 19 April 2007)

(CM/Notes/991/3.4 of 22.3.2007)

4.

Human rights

4.1

Collective complaint No. 34/2006 by World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) against Portugal
(It is proposed to postpone this item to the 994th meeting (2 May 2007) of the Ministers’ Deputies)

4.2

Human rights of members of the armed forces –
Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1742 (2006)
(Item prepared by GR-H on 20.3.2007)

(CM/Del/Dec(2006)962/3.1b, CM/Del/Dec(2006)974/4.3, REC_1742 (2006) and CM/AS(2007)Rec1742 prov)
(CM/Notes/991/4.2 rev of 28.3.2007)

4.3

Implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights –
Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1764 (2006)
(Item prepared by GR-H on 20.3.2007)

(REC_1764 (2006) and CM/AS(2007)Rec1764 prov3)
(CM/Notes/991/4.3 of 23.3.2007)

4.4

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities –
Election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee –
Candidates in respect of Italy
(Item prepared by GR-H on 20.3.2007)

(CM(2007)25 of 1.3.2007)
(CM/Notes/991/4.4 of 16.3.2007)

4.5*

European Court of Human Rights –
Election of judges –List of candidatures in respect of Cyprus
(Item prepared by GR-H on 20.3.2007)

(CM(2007)34 of 7.3.2007)
(CM/Notes/991/4.5 of 16.3.2007)

H46-1

Ilaşcu and others against Moldova and the Russian Federation –
Judgment of 08/07/2004 – Grand Chamber – Application of Article 46, paragraph 2, of the European Convention on Human Rights as amended by Protocol No. 11

(CM/Inf/DH(2006)17 rev27 and CM/Inf/DH(2006)52 rev)
(CM/Notes/991/H46-1 of 26.3.2007)

10.

Legal questions

10.1

Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform – 1st annual activity report

(CM(2007)31)
(CM/Notes/991/10.1 of 15.3.2007)

11.

Administration and logistics

11.1

Staff Regulations –
Draft amendments to Appendix I – Regulations on Staff Participation –
Proposals of the Staff Committee to provide for improved participation of retired staff
(Item prepared by GR-AB on 15.3.2007)

(CM(2007)16)
(CM/Notes/991/11.1 of 21.3.2007)

11.2

Management of Staff Under-performance –
Draft resolution adding Article 22bis to the Staff Regulations and amending Article 23 thereof
(Item to be prepared by GR-AB)
(It is proposed to postpone of this item to a forthcoming meetings of the Ministers’ Deputies)

12.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

12.1

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

a. Message of the Committee of Ministers to the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (Nairobi, 14-20 April 2007)

b. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) draft guidelines on decentralisation and the strengthening of local authorities – Recommendation 200 (2006) of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

(Items prepared by TC-LARC)

(CM/Del/Dec(2007)989/12.2ab, Congress REC_200 (2006), CM/Cong(2007)Rec200 prov and CM(2007)33)
(CM/Notes/991/12.1 of 23.3.2007)

13.

Any other business

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. Unless the Committee of Ministers decides otherwise, it will be declassified according to the rules set up in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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