1145th meeting – 13 June 2012

Item 1.6

122nd Session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 23 May 2012) – Follow-up
(CM(2012)PV prov, CM(2012)PV add1, CM(2012)PV add2prov, CM(2012)PV add2provcorr, CM/Inf(2012)15 and CM/Inf(2012)16)


The Deputies, on the basis of the decisions taken and the discussions held at the 122nd Session of the Committee of Ministers,

On the item “Securing the long-term effectiveness of the supervisory mechanism of the European Convention on Human Rights”

1. instructed their Ad hoc Working Party on Reform of the Human Rights Convention system (GT-REF.ECHR) to steer the implementation of the Brighton Declaration, ensuring that the deadlines fixed by the Declaration and by the decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers at its 122nd Session are met, in order to allow for the Deputies to report back at the 123rd Ministerial Session (16 May 2013);

2 instructed their Working Party, in this context, to follow the implementation by the different stakeholders (States Parties to the Convention, European Court of Human Rights, Secretary General) of the measures falling within their respective remits;

3. instructed also their Working Party to give appropriate follow-up to paragraphs 9f(i), 9g, 20j, 25b (where the procedures for the election of judges were concerned), 29b, 29c and 35b of the Brighton Declaration;

4. taking account of the above decisions, agreed to extend the mandate of their Working Party to the end of 2015;

On the item “Policy of the Council of Europe towards neighbouring regions”

5. instructed their Rapporteur Group on External Relations (GR-EXT) to continue following the development of the policy of the Council of Europe towards neighbouring regions and, in this context, to examine the follow-up to be given to the proposals made by delegations on this matter at the 122nd Ministerial Session, and to the Secretary General's proposal for the establishment of a new status for non-member States.



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