Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1047/4.1 26 January 20091
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1047 Meeting, 4 February 2009
4 Human Rights


4.1 European Social Charter – European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) –

Election of one member

Item to be prepared by the GR-H at its meeting on 3 February 2009

Reference documents
CM(2009)4

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Action

1. To elect a member for the vacant seat in the European Committee of Social Rights following the procedure which is recalled below;

2. to examine the draft Resolution appended hereto with a view to its adoption.

1. It is recalled that by the expiry of the deadline for nomination of candidates on 15 September 2008 for the five seats on the European Committee of Social Rights falling vacant on 31 December 2008 no candidates had been nominated for the vacant seat in Group III. The Ministers’ Deputies therefore decided to extend to 12 December 2008 the deadline for nominating candidates for this seat (1041st meeting of 19 November 2008, item 4.3).

2. By the expiry of this extended deadline the Secretariat had received one nomination for the seat in question. The nomination and the curriculum vitae of the candidate are contained in document CM(2009)4.

3. Voting will be by secret ballot. A single voting paper will be distributed in the meeting room. For information a copy of the ballot sheet appears in Appendix II to the present notes on the agenda. The names of candidates are indicated by groups of states, the latter presented in alphabetical order. The ballot sheet contains information on the voting procedure.

4. Please note that all member states take part in the vote, not only the States Parties to the Charter:

    – states have been divided into five groups to establish a balance within the European Committee of Social Rights. Nevertheless, delegations are invited to vote in every group, not only in the group in which their country has been placed;

    – the candidate or candidates having obtained an absolute majority of the votes cast and the highest number of votes will be declared elected; if one or more seats remain vacant after the first ballot, there will be a second round of voting and the candidate or candidates having obtained the highest number of votes will be declared elected.

5. This item will be prepared in the Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H) on 3 February 2009 by an informal exchange of views on the candidate.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISIONS

1047th meeting – 4 February 2009

Item 4.1

European Social Charter –
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR) – Election of one member
(CM(2009)4)

Decisions

The Deputies, having voted in accordance with Article 25 of the European Social Charter,

1. declared the following candidate elected as member of the European Committee of Social Rights, with immediate effect, for a term of office which will expire on 31 December 2014:

- …………;

2. adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2009)…, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions. <See Appendix I to the present Notes>.

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Appendix I

Draft Resolution CM/ResChS(2009)…
European Social Charter
European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR)
Election of members

(Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on … …2009
at the … meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

The Committee of Ministers, under the terms of Article 25 of the European Social Charter (hereinafter referred to as “the Charter”),

Having regard to its decision adopted at the 1031st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (2 July 2008, item 4.1) to fill the five seats of the European Committee of Social Rights falling vacant on 31 December 2008;

Having regard to the procedure adopted at the 1031st meeting of the Minister’s Deputies;

Having regard to the decision adopted at the 1041st meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (19 November 2008, item 4.3) to extend the deadline to 12 December 2008 for states in Group III to nominate candidates for the remaining vacant seat;

Having regard to the list of candidates proposed by the States Parties to the Charter or to the Revised Charter;

Having voted by secret ballot,

Declares the following candidate elected as member of the European Committee of Social Rights, with effect immediately, for a term of office which will expire on 31 December 2014:

- ………..

Appendix II

EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL RIGHTS / COMITE EUROPEEN DES DROITS SOCIAUX
VOTING PAPER – BULLETIN DE VOTE
(FOR INFORMATION ONLY / POUR INFORMATION SEULEMENT)

BULLETIN DE VOTE / BALLOT SHEET

Group of States I – no vacant seat / Groupe d’Etats I – aucun siège vacant

Group of States II – no vacant seat / Groupe d’Etats II – aucun siège vacant

Group of States III – one vacant seat / Groupe d’Etats III – un siège vacant
Place a cross [X] in front of the name of the candidate selected (maximum 1)
Mettre une croix [X] devant le nom du candidat choisi (maximum 1)

[ ] – 1. Ms Jarna PETMAN (Finland)

Group of States IV – no vacant seat / Groupe d’Etats IV – aucun siège vacant

Group of States V – no vacant seat / Groupe d’Etats V – aucun siège vacant

Note 1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue; it will be declassified in accordance with Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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