Ministers' Deputies / Rapporteur Groups
GR-H
Rapporteur Group on Human Rights

GR-H(2008)13 21 April 20081
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Annotated Agenda
Meeting of 29 April 2008

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

08/24 a. Preparation of an outline for the state reports to be submitted under the third monitoring cycle

    GR-H(2008)11, DD(2008)190

The Secretariat has prepared, in document GR-H(2008)11, a draft outline for state reports to be submitted under the third monitoring cycle. The GR-H is invited to examine this draft with a view to recommending its adoption by the Deputies.

    b. Presentation by the President of the Advisory Committee of the opinions on the implementation of the Convention by:

08/25 - Azerbaijan (CM(2008)7)
08/26 - Sweden (CM(2008)8, CM(2008)8 add (to be issued shortly))

The President of the Advisory Committee will present the opinions adopted in the framework of the second cycle of monitoring under the Framework Convention in respect of the two states mentioned above. The Chair recalls that the GR-H is expected, in principle, merely to hold an initial exchange of views on the opinions concerned, with a view to instructing the Secretariat to prepare the next stage in its debate, i.e. a draft resolution for consideration by the GR-H and adoption by the Deputies, unless it is possible to present the draft resolution, with the agreement of the Delegation concerned, at the same time.

c. Debate on the draft resolution on the implementation of the Convention by:

08/16 - Austria (GR-H(2008)9)
08/17 - Cyprus (GR-H(2008)10)
08/19 - “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” (GR-H(2008)6)

The GR-H is invited to examine these draft resolutions with a view to approving them and submitting them to the Deputies at a future meeting for adoption without further debate.

08/27 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) – Examination of proposals for the nomination of members

    Resolution Res(2002)8, DG-HL(2008)4

The GR-H is invited to hold an informal exchange of views on the curricula vitae of the proposed member and deputy in respect of San Marino, with a view to submitting it to the Deputies at their 1026th meeting (15 May 2008) so that the appropriate decision may be taken without further debate (item placed in the box).

07/25 “Rights of national minorities in Latvia” – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1772 (2006) – Draft reply

    REC_1772 (2006), other documents to be issued

The Chairman is still not in a position to submit a text following his consultations with the delegations concerned and accordingly proposes to postpone consideration until the meeting on 10 June.

08/02 “Monitoring of commitments as regards social rights” – Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1795 (2007)

    REC_1795 (2007), CM/AS(2008)Rec1795 prov, DD(2008)129

The GR-H is invited to consider this text once again in the light of proposals for amendment submitted by a delegation, with a view to recommending its adoption by the Deputies at a future meeting without further debate.

- Any other business

- Dates of the next meetings

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 at 10 a.m.

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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