Ministers’ Deputies
    Notes on the Agenda

    CM/Notes/949/2.3 21 November20051
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949 Meeting, 1 December 2005
2 Political questions


2.3 Compliance with commitments accepted by member states of the Council of Europe –
Committee of Ministers’ revised thematic monitoring procedure
Choice of new themes for 2006

    Reference documents
    CM/Del/Dec(2005)943/2.3, CM/Inf(2004)25, CM/Monitor(2005)2, Addendum and Addendum 2

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Action

On the basis of the proposals put forward and in the light of the result of the written consultation carried out among the member States, to select a new theme for the 2006 thematic monitoring exercise of the Committee of Ministers.

    1. In conformity with the revised thematic monitoring procedure of the Committee of Ministers, adopted by the Deputies at their 893rd meeting (13 July 2005) (see document CM/Inf(2004)25), the Deputies are invited to select a new theme which will be the basis for the 2006 thematic monitoring report. In this respect, it should be noted that, according to the procedure: “themes should be specific, clearly defined, focused on issues topical at a European scale and they should respect the principles of non-duplication and subsidiarity; they may be proposed by any delegation, as well as by the Secretary General, following consultations/contacts, as necessary, with other Council of Europe bodies and institutions”.

    2. It should be recalled that at their 943rd meeting (19 and 25 October 2005), the Deputies agreed to follow a written consultation procedure on this issue, in order to allow the Chairman to draw up a shortlist of those themes proposed, which the delegations would support most. On this basis, the Deputies would then be invited to choose a theme for the 2006 thematic monitoring exercise of the Committee of Ministers.

3. Nine themes had been proposed in total, including two themes already presented in 2005 but not retained then (see documents CM/Monitor(2005)2, Addendum and Addendum 2). 22 delegations communicated their preferences. In the light of this written consultation, the Chairman notes that the delegations favour the following three themes:

      1) Execution of judicial decisions

    2) Compliance of anti-terrorist measures with international human rights standards;
    3) Access to public sector information.

    4. Taking into account the result of the consultation procedure and in order to avoid, at the meeting, a long “tour de table” on the three shortlisted themes, the Chairman would propose to the Deputies to devote the 2006 thematic monitoring exercice of the Committee of Ministers to the theme “Execution of judicial decisions”, which has had the most support from those delegations expressing their views.

Financing assured: YES

    DRAFT DECISION

    949th meeting – 1 December 2005

    Item 2.3

    Compliance with commitments accepted by member states of the Council of Europe –
    Committee of Ministers’ revised thematic monitoring procedure
    Choice of new themes for 2006
    (CM/Del/Dec(2005)943/2.3, CM/Inf(2004)25, CM/Monitor(2005)2, Addendum and Addendum 2)

    Decision

    The Deputies, in the light of views expressed at the present meeting, decided that the thematic monitoring exercise for 2006 of the Committee of Ministers to be carried out in accordance with the procedure adopted at their 893rd meeting (13 July 2004, item 2.4), will deal with the following theme:

    Execution of judicial decisions.

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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