Ministers’ Deputies
Orders of business

CM/Del/OT(2007)993 rev 11 April 20071

993 Meeting, 11 – [12] April 2007 (10am)

Draft Order of Business

Chairman’s proposals


General questions


Adoption of the Agenda

Items possibly to be dealt with without debate:

Human Rights

4.3 The need to reconcile work and family life – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1769 (2006)

Legal questions

10.2 European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) –
Draft European Convention on the adoption of children (revised) –
Invitation to the Parliamentary Assembly to give an opinion

Administration and Logistics

11.2 Co-ordinating Committee on Remuneration (CCR)

a. Revision at 1st January 2007 of the daily subsistence allowance for staff of the Co-ordinated Organisations – 176th Report

b. Revision at 1st January 2007 of the amounts of the kilometric allowance – 178th Report

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

12.2 The Adriatic Euroregion – Recommendation 187 (2006) of the Congress


General questions



Communication from the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General


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


Ad hoc reflection group on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue (GT-REF.DIR) – Conclusions


Conferences of Specialised Ministers – State of preparation


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

Human Rights


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

Political questions


Current political questions

a. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
(Item prepared by GR-DEM on 13.3.2007)

. Armenia
. Russian Federation

b. Activities for the development and consolidation of democratic stability
(Item prepared by GR-DEM on 29.3.2007)

c. Other questions


Situation in Cyprus


Request for accession from the Republic of Montenegro to the Council of Europe

General questions


Priorities for 2008 – Proposals by the Secretary General

Parliamentary Assembly


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


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

a. Communication by the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly

b. Texts adopted


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”

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

c. Written Question No. 508 to the Committee of Ministers by Mr Lindblad: “Freedom of expression and information in the media and Russia’s commitments and obligations as a member state of the Council of Europe”

Legal questions


European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages –
Election of member of the Committee of Experts in respect of the Czech Republic

Human Rights


Commissioner for Human Rights (Hearing) (12 noon)

a. Presentation of the 2006 Annual Report

b. Presentation of the 1st periodical activity report 2007 on the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 March 2007

General questions


President of Ukraine - Mr Viktor Yushchenko (3.15p.m.)

Human Rights


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


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

Social cohesion


European Health Committee (CDSP)

b. Draft terms of reference of the European Health Committee


Public Health Committee (Partial Agreement) ‘CD-P-SP)

a. Abridged report of the 78th session (Strasbourg, 23 November 2006)

b. Draft Resolution ResAP(2007)… on the legal classification of medicines as regards their supply (superseding Resolution ResAP(2006)1 on the classification of medicines which are obtainable only on medical prescription)

Legal questions


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

Administration and Logistics


Education Allowance –
Draft Resolution revising Article 7 (education allowance) of the Regulations governing staff salaries and allowances (Appendix IV to the Staff Regulations)

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe


Spring Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
(Strasbourg, 26-28 March 2007) – Communication by the Chief Executive of the Congress

General questions


Report of the Bureau



Follow-up to be CM-SUIVI3 meeting of 10 April 2007


Preparation of forthcoming meetings

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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