Ministers’ Deputies
Notes on the Agenda

CM/Notes/963/4.6 28 April 20061
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963 Meeting, 3 May 2006
4 Human Rights


4.6 Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights –

Exchange of views

Reference document
CommDH(2006)17

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Action

To hold an initial exchange of views with Mr Thomas Hammarberg, the incoming Commissioner.

1. It is recalled that the second Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr Thomas Hammarberg, took up his function on 3 April 2006; the Deputies are invited to hold an initial exchange of views with the Commissioner at the outset of his term of office.

2. It is further recalled that, at the 959bis meeting (29 March 2006) many delegations underlined the importance of the considerations raised by the outgoing commissioner, Mr Álvaro Gil-Robles, in his final report (document CommDH(2006)17) and urged that the Deputies should debate these considerations as a matter of priority. Such a debate is scheduled to take place at their 965th meeting (24 May 2006).

Financing assured: YES

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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