Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/1061/10.4 10 June 20091
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1061 Meeting, 17 June 2009
10 Legal questions


10.4
Evaluation of the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)14 on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe

Reference documents
CONF/PLE(2009)REC1*, OING Conf/Exp (2009)1*, GR-J(2009)CB2, CDCJ-BU(2009)5

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Action – Item proposed for adoption without debate
To adopt the draft decision below.

1. At their 118th Session, the Ministers instructed their Deputies to make a first evaluation of the implementation of the Recommendation on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe, adopted on 10 October 2007. In the context of follow-up to the Session, the Deputies (1027th meeting) invited the Rapporteur group on legal cooperation (GR-J) to make a first evaluation of the implementation of the Recommendation, taking into account the work of the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe (CM/Del/Dec(2008)1027/1.5).

2. At its meeting on 17 February 2009, the Rapporteur group on legal cooperation (GR-J) attended a presentation of the Recommendation of the Conference of INGOs on the Expert Council’s first report on NGO law. The Group agreed on that occasion to resume consideration of the matter in the light of comments to be submitted by the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ).

3. The Bureau of the CDCJ replied on 16 March 2009 (document CDCJ-BU(2009)5), informing the GR-J of its intention of carrying out an evaluation of the implementation of Recommendation (2007)14 on the basis of national delegations' replies to a questionnaire that would be sent to them before the end of the year. A compilation and analysis of the replies is expected to be available in 2010.

4. At its meeting on 9 June 2009, the Rapporteur Group on Legal Cooperation (GR-J) examined the procedure proposed by the Bureau of the CDCJ with a view to resume consideration of this matter in 2010, in the light of the ongoing work of the CDCJ and agreed to forward the following draft decision to the Deputies for adoption at their 1061st meeting (17 June 2009), without further debate.

Financing assured: YES

DRAFT DECISION

1061st meeting – 17 June 2009

Item 10.4

Evaluation of the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)14 on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe
(CONF/PLE(2009)REC1*, OING Conf/Exp (2009)1*, GR-J(2009)CB2, CDCJ-BU(2009)5)

Decision

The Deputies took note of the intention of the European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ) to send a questionnaire to national delegations regarding the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)14 on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe and invited the CDCJ to transmit to its Rapporteur Group on Legal Cooperation (GR-J) its findings and an analysis of the replies to this questionnaire before 30 June 2010.

1 This document has been classified restricted at the date of issue. In accordance with the Deputies’ decision (CM/Del/Dec(2001)762/1.4), it will be declassified after it has been examined by the Committee of Ministers.

* These document are available at the following addresses: http://www.coe.int/t/e/ngo/public/CONF_PLE_2009_REC1_expert_council_en.asp#TopOfPage
http://www.coe.int/t/e/ngo/public/Expert_Council_NGO_Law_report_2008.pdf

* These document are available at the following addresses: http://www.coe.int/t/e/ngo/public/CONF_PLE_2009_REC1_expert_council_en.asp#TopOfPage
http://www.coe.int/t/e/ngo/public/Expert_Council_NGO_Law_report_2008.pdf


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