Statutory report 2005

    1. General

    Working methods of the Ministers' Deputies – Discipline, efficiency, productivity, transparency –

    Guidelines for the reform and modernisation of the Committee's working methods

    At their 951st meeting on 14 December (item 1.5), the Deputies approved the guidelines for the reform and modernisation of the Committee's working methods, with effect from 1 January 2006. They noted that the situation would be reviewed in one year’s time to measure the effectiveness of the guidelines and undertake any fine-tuning that might be necessary.

    At the same meeting (item 1.6), the Deputies adopted Resolution Res(2005)47 on committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods. They noted that the existing rules of procedure would remain in force pending further review in the context of Chapter V of the Third Summit Action Plan, agreed that the resolution would enter into force on 1 January 2006 and invited the Secretary General to inform all committees concerned by the new resolution. They noted that it would be reviewed after two years, allowing for further revision to take place, if necessary.

    At their 949th meeting on 1 December (item 1.5), the Deputies took note of the report on progress in the activities of the Council of Europe Information Offices and of the Digest of Activities of Annual Activity reports 2004 of the Council of Europe Information Offices and Centres and, on this basis, agreed to renew the terms of reference of the information offices and centres as appended to Committee of Ministers’ Resolution (99) 9 on the status of the Council of Europe information offices, for a period ending 31 December 2006. They instructed the Secretariat to undertake, in close co-operation with each IOCE/IDC, a critical analysis of their current activities and functioning and of prospects for future action, with a view to making recommendations, by 30 June 2006 at the latest, on future orientations and any possible phasing out.

    At their 938th meeting on 21 September (item 1.5), the Deputies extended the terms of reference of the present Council of Europe Information Offices/Centres until 31 December 2005. They asked their Rapporteur on Information Policy (RAP-INF) to submit to them in good time proposals on future Council of Europe policy regarding Council of Europe Information Offices/Centres from 2006, in the light of the progress report to be presented by the Secretary General in October 2005.

    At their 929th meeting on 8 June (item 1.7), the Deputies took note of the report of the Rapporteur on the Programme of Activities, and of the Progress Review Report on the Programme of Activities for 2004 (CM/Inf(2005)12), including its general and specific recommendations and overall assessments of strengths and weaknesses contained therein. The Deputies invited the Secretariat to make proposals with a view to establishing criteria for continuing existing projects and the launching of new projects and their evaluation, in the light of the Warsaw Action Plan, and invited the Secretariat, when drafting budgetary proposals for 2006, to provide information in particular on Programmes which benefit on a recurrent basis from extra-budgetary resources.

    The Deputies also invited the Secretariat to report on how the recommendations and assessments made in the Progress Review Report have been taken into account, inter alia when presenting the draft Programme of Activities for 2006 to the relevant Rapporteur Groups and the Rapporteur on the Programme as necessary.

    At their 916th meeting on 23-24 February (item 1.4) the Deputies decided to hold an enlarged Bureau meeting on 15 March 2005 at 10 a.m. in the presence of Ambassador Andrey Denisov, Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee.

    Sessions of the Committee of Ministers

    At their 945th meeting on 9 November (item 1.5) the Deputies took note of the draft provisional annotated agenda of the 115th Session of the Committee of Ministers, and instructed the Secretariat to finalise it in the light of the discussions held at the meeting. They took note of the state of progress of the preparatory work for the Session, as it appeared in the draft Communiqué, the draft report on follow-up to the Third Summit and the draft “Conclusions of the Chair”. Finally, the Deputies noted that the provisional list of speakers for the 115th Session, established by the Chair on the basis of the information provided concerning the ministerial attendance, would be communicated to delegations on Monday 14 November 2005 at noon.

    At their 943rd meeting on 19 October (item 1.5), the Deputies on the basis of the decisions taken at their 941st meeting (13 October 2005) concerning the provisional draft agenda for the 115th Session of the Committee of Ministers, instructed the Secretariat to prepare a draft annotated agenda for the 115th Session, and agreed with the Chair’s proposals concerning preparation of the draft communiqué of the Session. They noted that the Chair would concurrently prepare draft “Conclusions of the Chair”.

    At their 941st meeting on 13 October (item 1.6), the Deputies took note of the Chairmanship's proposals for the items to be included on the agenda of the 115th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 16-17 November 2005), in the light of the preliminary draft programme prepared by the Chairmanship for the Session. On this basis the Deputies adopted the following provisional draft agenda for the 115th Session:

    1. Adoption of the agenda

    2. Report by the Secretary General on the informal Ministerial meeting of 16 November

    3. Follow-up to the Third Council of Europe Summit:

    i. consolidation of the Council of Europe's human rights protection system;

    ii. strengthening of the Council of Europe's action to promote democracy;

    iii. building a more humane Europe;

    iv. strengthening of co-operation between the Council of Europe, the European Union and the OSCE.

    4. Other business

    5. Adoption of the Session communiqué

    6. Priorities of the Romanian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

    7. Date of the next Session

    Bearing in mind that the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, the Secretary General of the OSCE and a senior representative from the European Commission would be invited to participate in the Session, the Deputies invited their Chair to send also an invitation letter to Observer states as well as to the following personalities:

    - the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe;

    - the President of the European Court of Human Rights;

    - the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe;

    - the President of the Group of Wise Persons responsible for drawing up a long-term strategy for ensuring the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights (on the basis that he will have been nominated by his peers at the first meeting of the Group of Wise Persons, on 18 October 2005).

    At their 934th meeting on 7 July (item 1.2) the Deputies agreed that the 115th Ministerial Session would be held on 16 and 17 November 2005, and that the transfer of the chair would take place on 17 November 2005. As a consequence, their 946th meeting, scheduled to take place on 16 November 2005, would be cancelled.

    Conferences of specialised ministers

    At their 949th meeting on 1 December (item 1.5), the Deputies took note that the 27th Conference of European Ministers of Justice would take place in Yerevan on 12 and 13 October 2006, at the invitation of the Minister of Justice of Armenia. They took note that the theme of the Conference would be “Victims: place, rights and assistance”.

    At their 934th meeting on 6 July (item 1.5), the Deputies noted that:

     - a representative of “Forum 21 – European Journal on Youth Policy” would be invited to attend the 7th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth (Budapest, 23-24 September 2005) as an observer;

    - following the invitation addressed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine to the Secretary General the 8th Conference of European Ministers responsible for Youth would be held in Kyiv in 2008;

    - the theme of the 28th Session of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Family Affairs (Portugal, 16-17 May 2006) would be “Changes in parenting: children today, parents tomorrow”;

    - the 6th European Conference of Ministers responsible for Equality between Women and Men (8-9 June 2006) would take place in Stockholm, and that the theme of the conference would be “Human rights and economic challenges in Europe – gender equality”, with sub-themes on “Gender equality as an integral part of human rights in a democratic society” and “Gender analysis and gender budgeting: tools for economic development”;

    - the theme of the 8th Conference of European Health Ministers (Bratislava, 2007) would be “Health and Mobility”;

    - following an invitation by the Ukrainian authorities to the Secretary General, the 8th Conference of Ministers responsible for Migration would be held in 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine;

    - following the invitation by the Spanish Government, the 15th Session of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Local and Regional Government would be held in 2007 in Valencia, Spain.

    At their 925th meeting on 4 May (item 1.5), the Deputies took note that the 11th Ministerial Session of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement, scheduled for 2005, would be postponed until 2006. They agreed to resume consideration of the 17th Informal meeting of European Ministers responsible for Sport at one of their forthcoming meetings.

    At their 911th meeting on 12 January (item 1.5), the Deputies took note that the 28th Session of the Conference of European Ministers responsible for Family Affairs would be held on 16-17 May 2006 in Portugal, and that the 8th Conference of European Health Ministers would be held in 2007 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

    Partial Agreements

    The following partial agreements are dealt with in this report in the respective sections:

    North-South Centre
    (see section 2)
    European Audiovisual Observatory
    (see section 5)
    Council of Europe Development Bank
    (see section 6)
    Partial Agreement in the Social and Public Health Field
    (see section 6)
    European Directorate for the quality of Medicines (EDQM)
    (see section 6)
    Pompidou Group
    (see section 6)
    EURIMAGES
    (see section 7)
    European Centre for Modern Languages
    (see section 7)
    Partial Agreement on the Youth Card
    (see section 8)
    EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement
    (see section 9)
    European Commission for Democracy through Law
    (see section 10)
    Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)
    (see section 10)
     

    Third Council of Europe Summit

    At their 947th meeting on 23 November (item 1.5) the Deputies, on the basis of the Communiqué adopted at the 115th Session and the discussions that took place and the decisions taken by the Ministers on that occasion, and also taking into account the report by the Secretary General on the informal ministerial meeting on 16 November 2005 and the “Conclusions of the Chair”, instructed the CM-SUIVI3 to continue its work on follow-up to the Third Summit with a view to the 116th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 18 and 19 May 2006), in liaison with the competent subsidiary groups and committees of experts and with the Committee of Ministers’ partner institutions within and outside the Council of Europe.

    The Deputies agreed to review regularly the ratification by all member states of Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights within the agreed timeframe and, on the basis of the progress report which the CDDH had been instructed to provide through their Rapporteur Group on Human Rights (GR-H), the implementation of the Resolution and the Recommendations adopted at the 114th Session in order to guarantee the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights, with a view to submitting a full report for the 116th Session. They approved the co-operation agreement on local government assistance in South-East Europe signed on 17 November 2005 by the Secretaries General of the Council of Europe and the OSCE.

    The Deputies went on to take note of the proposal made by the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, with the support of the Russian Federation, to set up a Council of Europe Centre for inter-regional and cross-border co-operation, which could take the form of an Enlarged Partial Agreement of the Council of Europe and be located on the territory of the Russian Federation, and decided to put this matter on the agenda of their 951st meeting (14 December 2005). They agreed to bear the conclusions of the 115th Session and the statements made by the Ministers on that occasion in mind when adopting the Council of Europe’s Programme of Activities and Budget for 2006, and to develop Council of Europe action in the months to come on this basis. Finally, they took note of the programme of the Romanian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.

    At their 939th meeting on 28 September (item 1.5a) the Deputies, in the light of the discussions held at the meeting of the CM-SUIVI3 on 22 September 2005, adopted the message set out in Document CM(2005)145 revised addressed to all the committees working in the Council of Europe intergovernmental co-operation framework. They instructed the Secretary General to transmit this message to all the committees concerned, asking them to take the appropriate action on it and to report on this action in accordance with the procedure and timetable for the regular reports which the CM-SUIVI3 is to draw up on the follow-up to the Summit. The Deputies invited their Chairman to communicate this message to the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, and confirmed that the launch meeting of the Council of Europe Forum on the Future of Democracy would take place in Warsaw on 3 and 4 November 2005 on the theme of “civic participation”, it being understood that this meeting would be considered as a test which did not prejudge the future. They recalled the agreement to the effect that the arrangements for attending this launch meeting would be applied flexibly, noting that the Polish authorities would send letters to this effect to the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of member states inviting them to designate national participants for the launch meeting of the Forum, as well as invitation letters for the other participants to this meeting.

    At the same meeting (item 1.5b) the Deputies took note that the first meeting of the Group of Wise Persons would take place on Tuesday, 18 October 2005 in Strasbourg and that the expenses incurred by this meeting would be borne by the budget of the Council of Europe. They authorised the Secretary General to use in this connection – having regard to the arrangements outlined in document CM(2005)144 – funds available in the existing special account entitled “Setting-up of the European Court of Human Rights”, and agreed to resume consideration of the organisational and financial arrangements and the schedule for the next meetings of the Group of Wise Persons after its first meeting.

    At their 937th meeting on 14 September (item 1.5), the Deputies, bearing in mind the Warsaw Declaration (Third Summit of the Council of Europe – Warsaw, 16 17 May 2005), and in particular the conviction expressed by the Heads of State and Government that it is essential to guarantee the effectiveness of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the European Court of Human Rights whose role is indispensable in formulating, promoting and implementing human rights standards, taking account of the instructions given to the Committee of Ministers by the Heads of State and Government in paragraph I.1 (Ensuring the continued effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights) of the Action Plan adopted at the Warsaw Summit, in conformity with the decision taken by the Heads of State and Government to set up a Group of Wise Persons to consider the issue of the long-term effectiveness of the ECHR control mechanism, including the initial effects of Protocol No. 14 and the other decisions taken in May 2004, which should submit, as soon as possible, proposals which go beyond these measures, while preserving the basic philosophy underlying the ECHR, agreed that the Group of Wise Persons would comprise the following personalities:

    - Prof. Rona AYBAY, Turkey

    - Mrs Fernanda CONTRI, Italy

    - Mr Marc FISCHBACH, Luxembourg

    - Prof. Dr Jutta LIMBACH, Germany

    - Mr Gil Carlos RODRIGUEZ IGLESIAS, Spain

    - Prof. Emmanuel ROUCOUNAS, Greece

    - Mr Jacob SÖDERMAN, Finland

    - Dr Hanna SUCHOCKA, Poland

    - Mr Pierre TRUCHE, France

    - Lord WOOLF of BARNES, United Kingdom

    - Mr Veniamin Fedorovich YAKOVLEV, Russia;

    The Deputies asked the Chair to organise the first meeting of the Group of Wise Persons in Strasbourg by mid October 2005 and invited the Secretary General to provide the Group with the appropriate assistance. They invited the Group of Wise Persons to submit an interim report on its work to the 116th Session of the Committee of Ministers (May 2006), and agreed to resume consideration of the practical modalities for the functioning of the Group of Wise Persons (secretariat and financial means) at their 939th meeting (28 September 2005).  

    At their 935th meeting on 13 July (item 1.6) the Deputies agreed to their Chairman's proposals in his letter of 8 July 2005 on the content of follow-up action and on the working methods of the Follow-up Committee on the Third Summit, and to pursue these on this basis. They asked the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe to send a representative to the meetings of the CM-SUIVI3, and welcomed the joint proposal of Poland, Armenia, Spain and Sweden on the launch meeting of the Forum on the Future of Democracy, and:

    i. agreed that the launch meeting of the Forum will take place in Warsaw in the second or third week of October 2005;

    ii. invited the authorities of the host country, in liaison with the Chairmanship, interested delegations, the Secretary General and the responsible Council of Europe bodies, particularly the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress, to prepare a draft programme for the next meeting of the CM-SUIVI3;

    iii. invited Council of Europe member states and observers, the European Commission as well as the bodies and organisations concerned, to begin their preparations so as to ensure an appropriate level of participation in this meeting;

    The Deputies invited the Secretary General to prepare by 21 September 2005 the draft Ordinary Budget and the draft Programme of Activities for 2006 in the light of his proposals, and taking into account comments made by delegations, it being understood that delegations may present more detailed written comments up to 7 September 2005, noting that the Secretary General would present on the same occasion a support programme for the European Court of Human Rights for 2006-2008 providing it with appropriate means. They invited their Rapporteur Group on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (GR-AB) and their Rapporteur on the Programme of Activities, in consultation with the competent Rapporteur Groups, to continue examination of this item on that basis, with a view to adopting final decisions in this respect at their 947th meeting (22-24 November 2005).

    At their 930th meeting on 15 June (item 1.5a), the Deputies took note of their Chairman's proposals in his letter of 14 June 2005 concerning, on the one hand, the setting-up of the Group of Wise Persons responsible for drawing up a long-term strategy for ensuring the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights, and, on the other hand, the arrangements for following up the Summit.

    On this basis, the Deputies invited member states to put forward to the Chair, by 31 July 2005, candidatures for the Group of Wise Persons, on the basis of the following criteria:

    - candidates are to have the qualities of integrity and independence essential to the exercise of their functions. In particular, they are to have no hierarchical link with a government of a member state or with a Council of Europe body;

    - the group should bring together the following skills: detailed knowledge of the European Convention on Human Rights control mechanism; recognised competence in the field of international law and its application at national and international levels (in this respect, a balance should be struck between the different European legal systems); experience of the management of a national or international court comparable to the European Court of Human Rights;

    - at least one member of the group should have recognised expertise in auditing and financial management.

    The Chairman will be chosen by the members of the group. The group should have a restricted membership (possibly between 9 and 11 persons) taking account of the geographical balance of member states and of gender balance.

    The Deputies went on to invite the Chair, after consultations (including with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly), to make proposals concerning the composition of the Group of Wise Persons at their first meeting of September 2005, and decided to set up an ad hoc committee (CM-SUIVI3) open to all delegations, responsible for supervising follow-up of the Declaration and implementation of the Action Plan adopted at the Summit, to be chaired by the Chairman of the Ministers’ Deputies. They agreed that the Parliamentary Assembly and Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe should be involved in the work of the CM-SUIVI3 on the basis of appropriate arrangements.

    Finally, the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's proposals concerning the implementation of the Action Plan and agreed that the CM-SUIVI3 would examine them at its first meeting in July 2005, and took note of the proposals by Poland concerning the first meeting of the Council of Europe Forum on the future of democracy set up by the Third Summit, and agreed that the CM-SUIVI3 would also examine them at its first meeting.

    At the same meeting (item 1.5b), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1693 (2005) on the Parliamentary Assembly's contribution to the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe.

    At their 927th meeting on 25 May (item 1.5), the Deputies, in the light of the discussions held and decisions taken by the Heads of State and Government at the Third Summit, as reflected in the minutes (SUM(2005)PV prov.) and the Addendum to the minutes. They entrusted their Chair, notably in contact with the Chairman of the Liaison Committee with the European Court of Human Rights, with carrying out the necessary consultations in order to present at the earliest opportunity proposals regarding the composition of the Group of Wise Persons set up by the Summit to draw up an overall strategy to ensure the long-term effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    The Deputies asked their Chair to consult with member countries on the modalities regarding the follow-up work on the action plan of the Third Summit and to report back as quickly as possible, and instructed the Secretary General to submit to them, by their 930th meeting (15 June 2005), his proposals for implementation of the Action Plan as a whole.

    Finally, the Deputies expressed to the Polish authorities the gratitude of the member states of the Council of Europe for the organisation of the Summit and the efforts made to ensure its success.

    At their 925th meeting on 4 May (item 1.8), the Deputies agreed to invite the President of the European Parliament to attend the Third Summit, and noted that the President of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe Commissioner of Human Rights would be added to the list of speakers.

    At their 924th meeting on 20 April (item 1.5) the Deputies took note of the practical arrangements and preliminary programme for the Third Summit, and approved the guidelines presented, and invited the Chair and the Secretariat to continue their preparatory work for the Summit on this basis.

    Internal functioning

    At their 935th meeting on 13 July (item 1.4) the Deputies decided to entrust the function of Rapporteur on Equality between Women and Men (RAP-EG) to Ambassador Peteris Elferts, Permanent Representative of Latvia.

    At the same meeting, the Deputies agreed that reports on the implementation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages be given preliminary examination in their Rapporteur Group on Legal Co-operation (GR-J);

    At their 932nd meeting on 29 June (item 1.4) the Deputies, recalling the decision taken at their 806th meeting (4 September 2002) concerning the renewal of the terms of reference of the Council of Europe Information Offices (CEIOs) for a period of three years, agreed to extend these terms of reference until 31 October 2005.

    At their 929th meeting on 8 June (item 1.6), the Deputies took note of the letters addressed to the Secretary General by four Chairpersons and one Vice-Chairperson of the Parliamentary Assembly political groups and by the Permanent Representative of Spain proposing the election of Mr Mateo Sorinas Balfego as Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly. Having examined the candidature of Mr Sorinas in accordance with Article 3 of the Procedure for appointment to the posts of Secretary General, Deputy Secretary General and Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly, they agreed to consult the Parliamentary Assembly, at the next meeting of the Joint Committee on 23 June 2005, on the appointment of Mr Sorinas as Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly for a five-year term, starting on 1 February 2006.

    At their 927th meeting on 25 May (item 1.4), the Deputies decided to entrust the Chairmanship of the Rapporteur Group for Democratic Stability (GR-EDS) to Ambassador Stephen Howarth, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom.

    At their 923rd meeting on 6 April (item 1.6) the Deputies agreed on the following timetable for the procedure to be followed by the Committee of Ministers prior to the appointment of the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly:

    a. 20 May 2005: closing date for the submission of candidates;

    a. 20 May 2005: closing date for the submission of candidates;

    b. 8 June 2005 (929th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies): preliminary examination of candidatures by the Deputies;

    c. 23 June 2005: consultation with members of the Parliamentary Assembly in the Joint Committee;

    d. 13 July 2005 (935th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies): adoption of a resolution drawn up in the light of the discussion under b. and c. above, containing the names of the candidates or name of one candidate;

    e. 3-7 October 2005 (4th Part Session of the Parliamentary Assembly): election.

    At their 920th meeting on 23 March (item 13.1) the Deputies invited the Secretary General to make available to them the reports of the Internal Auditor and of the External Auditor on the European Court of Human Rights.

    Appointments to high-level Council of Europe posts

    At their 941st meeting on 13 October (item 1.3), the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's intention to appoint Mr Andreas Siegel to the post of Director of Strategic Planning (Grade A6), in accordance with Article 25.2a of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix II of the Staff Regulations).

    At their 939th meeting on 28 September (item 1.3), the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's intention to confirm the appointment of Mr Ralf-René Weingärtner on the post of Director of Youth and Sport (Grade A6) for a period of three years in accordance with Article 25.5a of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations), and took note of the Secretary General’s intention to confirm the appointment of Ms Antonella-Maria Cagnolati on the post of Deputy Chief Executive of the Congress (Grade A6) for a period of three years in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations). They also expressed their satisfaction with respect to the invitation addressed to the Secretary General to participate in a session of the United Nations Security Council on 17 October 2005.

    At their 934th meeting on 6 July (item 1.3) the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's intention to appoint Mr Jean-Louis LAURENS to the post of Director General of Political Affairs (grade A7) with effect from 1 October 2005 in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations). They also took note of the Secretary General’s intention to appoint Mr Alexander VLADYCHENKO to the post of Director General of Social Cohesion (grade A7) with effect from 7 July 2005 in accordance with Article 25.5a of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations), to appoint Mr Philippe BOILLAT to the post of Director in the Directorate General of Human Rights (grade A6) with effect from 1 October 2005 in accordance with Article 25.5a of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations), and to appoint Mrs Marja RUOTANEN to the post of Director of Private Office of the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General (grade A6) with effect from 1 September 2005 in accordance with Article 27.1 of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations).

    At their 925th meeting on 3 May 2005 (item 1.3), the Deputies took note of the Secretary General’s intention to appoint Mr Jack Hanning to the post of Director of External and Multilateral Relations (grade A6) in the Directorate General of Political Affairs with effect from 1 May 2005

    At their 924th meeting on 20 April (item 1.5) the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's intention to confirm Mrs Sally Dollé on a post of grade A6 at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and her reappointment for a further three years in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations). They also took note of the Secretary General's intention to confirm Mr Vincent Berger on a post of grade A6 at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and his reappointment for a further three years in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations), and to confirm Mr Michael O'Boyle on a post of grade A6 at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and his reappointment for a further three years in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations). Finally, they took note of the Secretary General's intention to confirm Mr Mário Martins on the post of Director General of Administration and Logistics (grade A7) and his reappointment for a further three years in accordance with Article 25.5b of the Regulations on appointments (Appendix 2 of the Staff Regulations).

    At their 911th meeting on 12 January (item 1.3), the Deputies took note of the Secretary General's intention to appoint Ms Seda Pumpyanskaya to the post of Director of Communication and Research (Grade A6) with effect from 1 March 2005.



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