Ministers' Deputies
    Notes on the Agenda

    CM/Notes/904/10.4 9 November 2004
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    904 Meeting, 17 November 2004
    10 Legal questions


    10.4 Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning Biomedical Research -

    Opening for signature

    Reference documents
    CM/Del/Dec(2004)890/10.2b

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    Action

    To fix the date of opening for signature of this legal instrument.

    1. At their 890th meeting (30 June 2004, item 10.2), the Ministers' Deputies adopted the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning Biomedical Research, and decided to open it for signature, in Oslo, on 18 October 2004, following an invitation from the Norwegian authorities.

    2. At their 894th meeting (9 September 2004, item 10.3), the Ministers' Deputies decided to postpone the date of opening for signature of the Protocol to 22nd October 2004, in Oslo.

    3. At their 899th meeting (13 October 2004, item 1.4), the Ministers' Deputies decided to postpone the date of opening for signature of the Protocol and invited the Secretariat to propose a new date.

    4. In accordance with a well established practice, the Secretariat proposes that the opening for signature takes place on the occasion of the First Part of the 2005 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which will be held in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 January 2005.

    5. Given the above, the Deputies may wish to decide to open the Protocol for signature on the occasion of the First Part of the 2005 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly. The exact date and time will be determined by the Secretariat in consultation with the Polish Presidency.

    Financing assured: YES

    DRAFT DECISION

    904th meeting – 17 November 2004

    Item 10.4

    Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine,
    concerning Biomedical Research -
    Opening for signature

    (CM/Del/Dec(2004)890/10.2b)

    Decision

    The Deputies decided that the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, concerning Biomedical Research, adopted on 30 June 2004 by the Committee of Ministers, will be opened for signature on the occasion of the First Part of the 2005 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which will be held in Strasbourg from 24 to 28 January 2005.



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