Statutory report 2007

4. Human Rights

Human Rights - in general
European Convention on Human Rights/European Court of Human Rights
European Social Charter
European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Human Rights Commissioner
Equality
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Human Rights - in general

At their 1014th meeting (12 December 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1014/4.6), the Deputies welcomed the fact that the European Union had decided to join the initiative of a “European Day against the Death Penalty” to be held on 10 October of each year and instructed the Secretariat to pursue consultations with the European Union with a view to organising the “European Day against the Death Penalty” as a joint initiative.

At their 1009th meeting (24 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1009/4.3), the Deputies reiterated their strong and urgent call on the Russian Federation, as the only member state which has not yet abolished the death penalty, to take without delay all the necessary steps to transform the existing moratorium on executions into de jure abolition of the death penalty and to ratify Protocol No. 6. They took note of the information provided by the Russian Federation on measures taken to this effect. They also welcomed the ratification of Protocol No. 13 by France which took place on 10 October 2007, the first European Day against the Death Penalty, and encouraged those states which have not yet signed or ratified the Protocol to do so rapidly.

At their 1006th meeting (10 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/4.4), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 4th meeting of the Task Force to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (EG-TFV) (CM(2007)127).

Also at their 1006th meeting (10 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/4.3), the Deputies took note of the interim report of the HELP Programme and invited the GR-H to hold an exchange of views on the report and make any recommendations to the Deputies it deems necessary.

At their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.9), the Deputies approved the establishment of a “European Day against the Death Penalty” to be held on 10 October of each year and expressed the hope that this could be pursued, as soon as possible, in the form of a joint initiative with the European Union, as originally foreseen.

Also at their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.5), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1775 (2006) on the “Situation of Finno-Ugric and Samoyed Peoples”.

At their 1003rd meeting (5 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.4), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1766 (2006) on the “Ratification of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the member states of the Council of Europe”.

At their 1002nd meeting (11-12 July 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1002/H46-1), the Deputies adopted Interim Resolution CM/ResDH(2007)106 concerning Ilaşcu and others against Moldova and the Russian Federation.

At their 996th meeting (23 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)996/13.2), the Deputies approved the following text to be submitted to the appropriate authorities in the context of the amicus curiae brief to be submitted by the European Union to the Supreme Court of the United States of America in respect of the case of Medellin (formerly before the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Texas):

    “Memorandum by the Council of Europe

    The Council of Europe, an international organisation composed of 47 European states committed to the rule of law and respect for human rights, associates itself with the amicus curiae brief submitted by the European Union in support of Mr Jose Medellin’s petition before the United States Supreme Court.

    It is of the opinion that the right of detained foreign nationals to be informed, without delay, of the right to consular access, as set out in Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, is an individual right and one which is also protected under customary international law. If a foreign national is convicted without being informed of this right, that individual must be allowed to apply to a court to challenge the conviction and the sentence, in reliance on Article 36, paragraph 1. Courts must conduct such a review even if their procedural rules would otherwise preclude review.

    Furthermore, it is of the opinion that respect for judgments of the International Court of Justice by states that are party to litigation is a basic requirement of the rule of law at the international level, as expressed in Article 94 of the United Nations Charter.”

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)996/4.1), the Deputies took note of the abridged report of the 3rd meeting of the Task Force to combat violence against women, including domestic violence (EG-TFV) (CM(2007)54).

At their 993rd meeting (10-12 April 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/4.1), the Deputies reiterated their strong and urgent call on the Russian Federation to take without delay all the necessary steps to transform the existing moratorium on executions into de jure abolition of the death penalty and to ratify Protocol No. 6 and regretted that the Russian Federation had not yet responded to their invitation to provide further information on measures taken to this effect. They welcomed the ratification of Protocol No. 13 by Albania since their last exchange of views and encouraged those states which have not yet signed or ratified the Protocol to do so rapidly.

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/4.3), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1769 (2006) on the need to reconcile work and family life.

At their 991st meeting (28 March 2007), the Deputies adopted replies to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendations 1742 (2006) on the human rights of members of the armed forces (CM/Del/Dec(2007)991/4.2) and 1764 (2006) on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (CM/Del/Dec(2007)991/4.3).

At their 986th meeting (7 February 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)986/4.2), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1759 (2006) on parliaments united in combating domestic violence against women.

At their 985th meeting (31 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.2), the Deputies agreed to hold the next exchange of views with the United Nations on human rights questions with experts from capitals in Strasbourg on the morning of 22 February 2007 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), with the following agenda:

      a. General discussion on the main results and developments of the 61st Session of the United Nations' General Assembly, including follow-up to the sessions of the UN Human Rights Council;

      b. Specific thematic questions;

      c. Specific national situations;

      d. Co-operation between the Council of Europe and the United Nations in the human rights field.

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.6), the Deputies adopted a reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1760 (2006) on the position of the Parliamentary Assembly as regards the Council of Europe member and observer states which have not abolished the death penalty.

At their 984th meeting (17-18 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)984/4.4), the Deputies adopted the reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1744 (2006) on the follow-up to the Third Summit: the Council of Europe and the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union.

CDDH (Steering Committee for Human Rights)

At their 1002nd meeting (11-12 July 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1002/4.3), the Deputies encouraged member states to conduct national consultations with civil society as regards possible future reform of the ECHR system and report results to the CDDH and invited interested national and international non-governmental organisations to submit in writing any comments and proposals to the CDDH by 31 October 2007. They then adopted Decision No. CM/873/11072007 giving ad hoc terms of reference to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).

At their 998th meeting (13 June 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/4.5), the Deputies approved the revised terms of reference of the DH-DEV group on human rights in a multicultural society and of the DH-DEV Group on human rights of members of the armed forces (DH-DEV-FA). At the same time, they took note of the comments transmitted by the CDDH on Parliamentary Assembly recommendations 1740 (2006), 1772 (2006), 1773 (2006), 1775 (2006), and 1778 (2007). They then took note of the abridged report of the 64th meeting of the CDDH (CM(2007)52).

At their 994th meeting (2 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)994/4.1d), the Deputies took note of the CDDH’s interim report (CM(2007)53 final) and agreed to transmit it to the 117th Ministerial Session. They called on all member states to fully implement the five recommendations mentioned in the Declaration adopted by the Committee of Ministers in May 2004 at its 114th Session regarding national measures to guarantee the continued effectiveness of the European human rights protection system, in close co-operation with civil society.

At their 984th meeting (17-18 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)984/4.1a), the Deputies took note of the activity report of the Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN) (CM(2006)210 add). They also took note of the opinion of the Bureau of the CDDH on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1755 (2006) on the human rights of irregular migrants (CM(2006)210 rev, Appendix III) and took note of the abridged report of the 63rd meeting of the CDDH (CM(2006)210 rev).

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)984/4.1b), the Deputies adopted terms of reference for the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH); for the Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights (DH-DEV); for the Committee of Experts for the Improvement of Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights (DH-PR); and for the Committee of Experts on Issues relating to the Protection of National Minorities (DH-MIN). They adopted ad hoc terms of reference for the Committee of Experts for the Development of Human Rights (DH-DEV) – human rights in a multicultural society; for the Group of Specialists on Human Rights Defenders (DH-S-DDH); for the Group of Specialists on Access to Official Documents (DH-S-AC); for the Working Group on human rights protection in the context of accelerated asylum procedures (GT-DH-AS); for the DH-PR Group on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (GT-DH-PR A); and for the DH-PR Group on the review of the implementation of the “reform” recommendations (GT-DH-PR B). The Deputies took note of the opinion of the CDDH on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1742 (2006) on human rights of members of the armed forces (CM(2006)210 rev, Appendix III), and adopted Decision No. CM/870/18012007 giving ad hoc terms of reference to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).

Also at their 984th meeting (17-18 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)984/4.3), the Deputies adopted an interim reply to Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1735 (2006) on the concept of “nation” and in that context adopted Decision No. CM/871/18012007, giving ad hoc terms of reference to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).

European Convention on Human Rights/European Court of Human Rights

Convention
Court
Election of Judges
Supervising the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
Other activities relating to the control of execution of the judgements of the Court
Former Article 32 of the Convention

Convention

At their 985th meeting (31 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.4), the Deputies reiterated their strong and urgent call on the Russian Federation, as the only member state which has not yet abolished the death penalty, to take without delay all the necessary steps to transform the existing moratorium on executions into de jure abolition of the death penalty and to ratify Protocol No. 6 and took note of the information provided by the Russian Federation on measures taken to this effect. They welcomed the ratification of Protocol No. 13 by Monaco since their last exchange of views and encouraged those states which have not yet signed or ratified the Protocol to do so rapidly.

Court

(http://www.echr.coe.int/ECHR/)

At their 1002nd meeting (11-12 July 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1002/4.7), the Deputies decided, under the terms of Article 47 of the European Convention on Human Rights, to request an advisory opinion from the ECHR concerning aspects of the election by the PACE of judges to the Court. They decided that the subject of the advisory opinion would be the two following questions, the text of which was submitted by the Government of Malta:

    “(a) can a list of candidates for the post of judge at the European Court of Human Rights, which satisfies the criteria listed in Article 21 of the Convention, be refused solely on the basis of gender-related issues?

    (b) are Resolution 1366 (2004) and Resolution 1426 (2005) in breach of the Assembly’s responsibilities under Article 22 of the Convention to consider a list, or a name on such list, on the basis of the criteria listed in Article 21 of the Convention?”

Election of Judges

At their 1014th meeting (12 December 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1014/4.5), the Deputies took note of the lists of candidates for the election of judges of the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Moldova, Slovenia and Turkey and agreed to transmit the said lists of candidates to the President of the Parliamentary Assembly.

At their 1010th meeting (7 November 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1010/4.3), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Latvia.

At their 1006th meeting (10 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/4.5), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of a judge to the ECHR presented in respect of Luxembourg.

At their 1003rd meeting (5 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.6a), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of a judge to the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Cyprus and agreed to bring the list of candidates in respect of Cyprus to the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly.

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.6b), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of a judge to the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Ireland and agreed to bring the list of candidates in respect of Ireland to the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly.

At their 1002nd meeting (11-12 July 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1002/4.8), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of judges of the ECHR presented in respect of Bulgaria and agreed to bring the said list of candidates to the attention of the President of the PACE.

At their 998th meeting (13 June 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/4.1), the Deputies took note of the lists of candidates for the election of judges of the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Spain, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey and Ukraine and noted that these lists would be brought to the attention of the Parliamentary Assembly.

At their 991st meeting (28 March 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)991/4.5), the Deputies took note of the list of candidates for the election of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights presented in respect of Cyprus and agreed to transmit the list of candidates to the Parliamentary Assembly.

Supervising the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

Other activities relating to the control of execution of the judgments of the Court

Former Article 32 of the Convention

European Social Charter

Activities of the supervisory bodies
ECSR (European Committee of Social Rights)
T-SG (Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter)
Examination of national reports
Collective complaints

At their 1011th meeting (21 November 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1011/4.1), the Deputies took note of the information provided by the delegations, which will be circulated in a separate document.

Activities of the supervisory bodies

ECSR (European Committee of Social Rights)

At their 1011th meeting (21 November 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1011/4.2), the Deputies adopted the procedure for filling the seat on the European Committee of Social Rights, which fell vacant on 23 September 2007 following the resignation of Ms Ersiliagrazia SPATAFORA (Italy), for a term of office ending on 31 December 2010.

At their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.3), the Deputies declared Mrs Lyudmila HARUTYUNYAN (Armenia) elected as a member of the European Committee of Social Rights, with effect immediately, for a term of office which will expire on 31 December 2010 and adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2007)3.

At their 988th meeting (21-22 February 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)988/4.4), the Deputies adopted the procedure for filling the seat on the ECSR, which fell vacant on 28 January 2007 following the resignation of Ms Beatrix KARL (Austria), for a term of office ending on 31 December 2010.

At their 985th meeting (31 January 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.1), the Deputies declared Mrs Birgitta NYSTRÖM (Sweden) elected as member of the ECSR, with immediate effect, for a term of office which will expire on 31 December 2012 (Resolution CM/ResChS(2007)1).

T-SG (Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter)

At their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.4a), the Deputies, in their composition restricted to representatives of the Contracting Parties to the European Social Charter or to the revised Charter in the Committee of Ministers, on the basis of the abridged report of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter concerning Conclusions XVIII-1 (CM(2007)138), adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2007)4 on the application of the European Social Charter during the period 2003-2004 (18th supervision cycle – first part).

Also at their 1005th meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.4b), the Deputies, in their composition restricted to representatives of the Contracting Parties to the European Social Charter or to the revised Charter in the Committee of Ministers, on the basis of the abridged report of the Governmental Committee concerning Conclusions 2006 of the European Social Charter (revised) (CM(2007)139), adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2007)5 on the application of the European Social Charter (revised) during the period 2003-2004 (Conclusions 2006). They also adopted Recommendation CM/RecChS(2007)1 relating to Ireland on the application of the Revised European Social Charter during the same period with regard to Article 7, paragraphs 1 and 3.

Examination of national reports

Collective complaints

At their 1003rd meeting (5 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.2), the Deputies, in conformity with Article 9 of the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter providing for a system of collective complaints, and in their composition restricted to the representatives of the Contracting Parties to the European Social Charter or to the European Social Charter (revised) in the Committee of Ministers,1 adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2007)2.

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

For visits, publications and other activities of the CPT please consult the website: http://www.cpt.coe.int/en/whatsnew.htm or the CPT database: http://www.cpt.coe.int/en/database.htm

At their 1014th meeting (12 December 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1014/4.2), the Deputies re-elected Mr Joan-Miquel RASCAGNERES LLAGOSTERA (in respect of Andorra) and Mrs Elena V. SEREDA (in respect of the Russian Federation) as member of the CPT, with effect from 20 December 2007 for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2011. They also elected Mrs Sonja KURTÉN-VARTIO (in respect of Finland), and Mr Dan DERMENGIU (in respect of Romania), with effect from 20 December 2007 for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2011. They adopted accordingly Resolution CM/ResCPT(2007)4.

At their 1006th meeting (10 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1006/4.1b), the Deputies took note of the 17th general activity report of the CPT, for the period 1 August 2006 to 31 July 2007, (CM(2007)148).

At their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.7), the Deputies declared the following re-elected as members of the CPT, with effect from 20 December 2007, for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2011: Mr Latif HUSEYNOV (in respect of Azerbaijan); Mr Marc NÈVE (in respect of Belgium); Mr Mauro PALMA (in respect of Italy); Mr Eugenijus GEFENAS (in respect of Lithuania) and Mr Celso José DAS NEVES MANATA (in respect of Portugal). Mrs Zoreslava SHKIRYAK-NYZHNYK (in respect of Ukraine) was declared elected as member of the CPT, with effect from 26 September 2007 for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2009. The Deputies adopted accordingly Resolution CM/ResCPT(2007)3.

At their 998th meeting (13 June 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/4.3), the Deputies elected Mrs Olivera VULIĆ (in respect of Montenegro) as member of the CPT, with effect from 13 June 2007 for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2011, and Mr Ivan JANKOVIĆ (in respect of Serbia), with effect from 13 June 2007 for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2009, as detailed in Resolution CM/ResCPT(2007)2.

At their 989th meeting (14 March 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)989/4.1), the Deputies declared Mr Xavier RONSIN (in respect of France) elected as member of the CPT, with effect from 14 March 2007, for a term of office which will expire on 19 December 2009 and adopted accordingly Resolution CM/ResCPT(2007)1.

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

At their 1005th meeting (26 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1005/4.2), the Deputies declared Mr Einar NIEMI in respect of Norway elected to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee and adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)13.

At their 1003rd meeting (5 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.5), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)12 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Portugal.

At their 999bis meeting (20 June 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)999bis/4.2a), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)10 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Ireland and Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)11 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Norway (CM/Del/Dec(2007)999bis/4.2b).

At their 998th meeting (13 June 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)998/4.2), the Deputies elected Ms Barbara WILSON in respect of Switzerland to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee and consequently adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)9.

At their 996th meeting (23 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)996/4.2), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Romania.

At their 994th meeting (2 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)994/4.4), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)7 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by the Russian Federation.

At their 993rd meeting (10-12 April 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)993/4.4), the Deputies elected Mr Francesco PALERMO in respect of Italy to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee and appointed him as an ordinary member of the Advisory Committee for a term which will commence on 12 April 2007 and expire on 1 June 2010, as detailed in Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)6.

At their 986th meeting (31 January 2007), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)4 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Germany (CM/Del/Dec(2007)986/4.3a) and Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Armenia (CM/Del/Dec(2007)986/4.3b).

At their 985th meeting (31 January 2007), the Deputies adopted Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)1 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Finland (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.7a); Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)2 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Malta (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.7b) and Resolution CM/ResCMN(2007)3 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by San Marino (CM/Del/Dec(2007)985/4.7c).

Human Rights Commissioner

Equality

(http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_Rights/Equality/)

At their 1011th meeting (21 November 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1011/4.3), the Deputies adopted Recommendation CM/Rec(2007)17 on gender equality standards and mechanisms, and took note of the relevant Explanatory Memorandum (CM(2007)153 add). They went on to take note of the abridged report of the 37th meeting of the CDEG (CM(2007)153).

At their 988th meeting (21-22 February 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)988/4.2a), the Deputies took note of the comments made by the Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG) on Parliamentary Assembly Recommendation 1769 (2006) on the need to reconcile work and family life (Appendix 3 to CM(2007)10) and agreed to bear them in mind when considering the draft reply to this recommendation. They then took note of the abridged report of the 36th meeting of the CDEG (CM(2007)10).

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)988/4.2b), the Deputies adopted the terms of reference of the Steering Committee for Equality between Women and Men (CDEG).

European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

At their 1014th meeting (12 December 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1014/4.4), the Deputies took note of the names and curricula vitae of the persons designated by Austria and by the United Kingdom as members of ECRI for a term of office of five years, starting on 1 January 2008, as they appear in document DG-HL(2007)07.

At their 1010th meeting (7 November 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1010/4.2a), the Deputies took note of the names and curricula vitae of the persons designated by Denmark, Greece, Lithuania and Spain as members and deputies to the members of ECRI for a term of office of five years, starting on 1 January 2008 (DG-HL(2007)5).

At the same meeting (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1010/4.2b), the Deputies took note of the names and curricula vitae of the persons designated by Serbia as member and deputy to the member of ECRI for a term of office of five years, starting on 1 January 2008 (DG-HL(2007)6).

At their 1009th meeting (24 October 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1009/4.2), the Deputies took note of the names and curricula vitae of the persons designated by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey as members of ECRI for a term of office of five years, starting on 1 January 2008, as they appear in documents DG-HL(2007)4 and DG-HL(2007)4 corr. At the same time they took note of the name and curriculum vitae of the person designated by Bulgaria as a deputy to the ECRI member in respect of Bulgaria (term of office expiring on 1 January 2008) (DG-HL(2007)3).

At their 1003rd meeting (5 September 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1003/4.3), the Deputies took note of ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation No. 11 on combating racism and racial discrimination in policing and agreed to bring it to the attention of their respective governments (CM(2007)116 add). At the same time they took note of the abridged report of ECRI’s 43rd meeting (CM(2007)116).

At their 1002nd meeting (11-12 July 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)1002/4.1b), the Deputies took note of ECRI’s annual report for 2006 (CM(2006)56 add2).

At their 995th meeting (16 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)995/4.1b), the Deputies transmitted ECRI’s country-by-country reports on Azerbaijan, Finland, Ireland and Monaco to the governments in question and took note of the abridged report of ECRI’s 42nd meeting (CM(2007)56).

At their 994th meeting (2 May 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)994/4.3), the Deputies took note of the name and curriculum vitae of the person designated by Poland as member of ECRI for a term of office of five years, starting on 2 May 2007 (DGII(2007)1). They also took note of the name and curriculum vitae of the person designated by Austria as a deputy to the ECRI member in respect of Austria (term of office expiring on 1 January 2008) (DGII(2007)1).

At their 986th meeting (7 February 2007) (CM/Del/Dec(2007)986/4.1), the Deputies transmitted ECRI’s country-by-country reports on Armenia, Georgia, Iceland, Portugal and Slovenia to the governments in question and approved the procedure concerning the transmission of the reports of the fourth cycle of ECRI’s country-by-country work (paragraph 28 of CM(2007)2 add2). They then took note of ECRI’s General Policy Recommendation No. 10 on combating racism and racial discrimination in and through school education and agreed to bring it to the attention of their governments and took note of the abridged report of ECRI’s 41st meeting as a whole (CM(2007)2).

1 Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom.



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