Ministers' Deputies / Rapporteur Groups
GR-J
Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation

GR-J(2007)6 1 June 20071
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Draft annotated agenda
Meeting of 12 June 2007

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17/07 European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages - Third report of the Committee of Experts in respect of Hungary
CM(2007)42

1. The Group is invited to examine the third report relating to Hungary contained in document CM(2007)42, with a view to transmitting it to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). If there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

These are the proposed decisions:

“The Deputies

1. took note of the third report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of Hungary as it appears in document CM(2007)42;

2. adopted Recommendation RecChL(2007)… on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by Hungary as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions and agreed to forward it to the Hungarian authorities.”

19/07 European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages – Second report of the Committee of Experts in respect of Slovenia
CM(2007)90

2. The Group is invited to examine the second report relating to Slovenia contained in document CM(2007)90, with a view to transmitting it to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). If there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

These are the proposed decisions:

“The Deputies

1. took note of the second report of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in respect of Slovenia as it appears in document CM(2007)90;

2. adopted Recommendation RecChL(2007)… on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages by Slovenia as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions and agreed to forward it to the Slovenian authorities.”

20/07 European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages – Election of a member of the Committee of Experts in respect of Ukraine
CM(2007)91

3. The GR-J is requested to examine candidatures presented by Ukraine (document CM(2007)91) on the basis of document GR-J(2004)2rev, in which it has laid down its criteria for examining candidatures to the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

21/07 Committee of Legal advisers on public international law (CAHDI) – 33rd meeting, (Strasbourg, 22-23 March 2007)
CM(2007)40

4. The Group is invited to examine the abridged report of the 33rd meeting of the Committee of Legal advisers on public international law (CAHDI), contained in document CM(2007)40, with a view to transmitting it to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). If there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

This is the proposed decision:

“The Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 33rd meeting of the Committee of Legal advisers on public international law (CAHDI), as it appears in document CM(2007)40.”

22/07 European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ)
a. Abridged report of the 82nd meeting (Strasbourg, 26 February – 1 March 2007)
b. Draft Recommendation Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on good administration
c. Draft Recommendation Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on legal solutions to debt problems and its Explanatory Memorandum
d. Draft Recommendation Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the Legal Status of Non-Governmental Organisations in Europe and its Explanatory Memorandum
CM(2007)78, CM(2007)78 add1 and CM(2007)78 add2

5. The Group is invited to examine the abridged report of the 82nd meeting of European Committee on Legal Co-operation (CDCJ), as presented in document CM(2007)78 and Addenda 1 and 2, with a view to transmitting it to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). If there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

These are the proposed decisions:

“The Deputies

1. adopted the Recommendation Rec(2007) of the Committee of Ministers to member states on good administration, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions < see Appendix 2 to document CM(2007)78 >;

2. adopted the Recommendation Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on legal solutions to debt problems, as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions < see Appendix 3 to document CM(2007)78>, and took note of the draft Explanatory Memorandum, as it appears in document CM(2007)78, Addendum 1;

3. adopted the Recommendation Rec(2007)… of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe as it appears at Appendix … to the present volume of Decisions < see Appendix 4 to document CM(2007)78> and took note of the draft Explanatory Memorandum, as it appears in document CM(2007)78, Addendum 2;

4. took note of the Opinion of the CDCJ on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1778 (2007) on “Child victims: stamping out all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse”, as it appears in document CM(2007)78, Appendix 5;

5. took note of the reply of the CDCJ to the Summary of the Joint OSCE-Council of Europe Expert Workshop on “Preventing Terrorism: Fighting Incitement and Related Terrorist Activities” (Vienna, 19-20 October 2006), as it appears in document CM(2007)78, Appendix 6;

6. in the light of decisions 1-5 above, took note of the abridged report of the 82nd meeting of the CDCJ, as it appears in document CM(2007)78, as a whole.”

23/07 Action against terrorism
a. 12th meeting of the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (Strasbourg, 23-24 April 2007)
b. Ad hoc meeting of chairs of relevant Council of Europe committees on terrorism (Strasbourg 25 April 2007)
c. International Conference "Why terrorism? Addressing the Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism"(Strasbourg, 25-26 April2007)
CM(2007)94, CM(2007)94 add1 and CM(2007)94 add2

6. The Group is invited to examine the abridged report of the 12th meeting of Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER), as presented in document CM(2007)94 and the conclusions of the International Conference "Why terrorism? Addressing the Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism" and of the Ad hoc meeting of chairs of relevant Council of Europe committees on terrorism, as presented in document CM(2007)94 Addenda 1 and 2, with a view to transmitting them to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). In the light of the presentation by the Council of Europe Anti-Terrorism Coordinator and if there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

These are the proposed decisions:

    a. 12th meeting of the Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER) (Strasbourg,23-24 April 2007)

"The Deputies

1. took note of the reply of the CODEXTER to the Decision of the Committee of Ministers of 5 February 2007 (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/10.5e) on the Summary of the Discussions of the High-Level Conference of the Ministries Of justice and of the Interior – Improving European co-operation in the criminal justice field, Moscow, 9-10 November 2006, as it appears in document CM(2007)94, Appendix 2;

2. took note of the abridged report of the 12th meeting of the CODEXTER, as it appears in document CM(2007)94,”

b. Ad hoc meeting of chairs of relevant Council of Europe committees on terrorism (Strasbourg, 25 April 2007)

“The Deputies welcomed the holding of the Ad hoc meeting on terrorism of chairs of relevant Council of Europe committees on terrorism, took note of the Council of Europe "router" for the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, as it appears in document CM(2007)94, Addendum 2, Appendix 3 and decided to transmit it to the intergovernmental committees and monitoring bodies mentioned therein, asking them to take it into account in their work; as well as to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Commissioner for Human Rights for information.”

c. Conclusions of the International Conference "Why terrorism? Addressing the Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism (Strasbourg,  25-26 April 2007) 

“The Deputies took note of the Conclusions of the International Conference "Why terrorism? Addressing the Conditions Conducive to the Spread of Terrorism", as they appear in document CM(2007)94, Addendum 1 and decided to transmit them to the intergovernmental committees and monitoring bodies mentioned in the Council of Europe "router" for the implementation of the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, as it appears in document CM(2007)94, Addendum 2, Appendix 3 asking them to take it into account in their work; as well as to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Commissioner for Human Rigths for information.”

24/07 European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30) - Request by South Africa to be invited to accede
CM(2007)95

7. The Group is invited to examine the request by South Africa to be invited to accede to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30) with a view to transmitting it to the Deputies for adoption of the relevant decisions at their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007). If there is agreement in the Group, the Deputies will be invited to adopt the decisions without further debate (item placed in the box).

These are the proposed decisions:

“The Deputies
1. took note of the request of South Africa to be invited to accede to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30) and noted that the member states Parties to the Convention unanimously agreed in principle to granting this request;
2. instructed the Secretariat to consult the non-member state which is Party to the Convention, i.e. Israel, and set 29 August 2007 as the deadline for a reply;
3. agreed that if there was no objection from the non-member state consulted, the decision to invite South Africa to accede to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30) would be regarded as adopted on 5 September 2007 (1003rd meeting of the Deputies);
4. agreed to resume consideration of this item if the non-member state consulted raised an objection concerning the accession of South Africa to this Convention.”

11/07 The legal question raised by a delegation concerning the use of the expression “Committee of Ministers in its composition limited to representatives of members” [of a partial agreement]
GR-J(2007)2 ,GR-J(2007)CB3 and CB3corr

8. The Group is invited to examine the legal question raised by a delegation concerning the use of the expression ”Committee of Ministers in its composition limited to representatives of members [of a partial agreement]”.This item was discussed during the last meeting on the basis of the document prepared by the Secretariat recalling the decision-making process in the context of Partial Agreements, as contained in document GR-J(2007)2. At that meeting, the Chair asked the interested delegation to submit a memorandum summarising its arguments, so that the discussion could be resumed at a later meeting.

Any other business

Date of the next meeting

9. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 18 September 2007 at 10 am.

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 out in Resolution Res(2001)6 on access to Council of Europe documents.


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