CDDH(2020)OJ1Annotated

21/12/2020

 

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 

CDDH

93rd meeting

1416 December 2020

Remote meeting via KUDO due to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic

DRAFT ANNOTATED AGENDA AND ORDER OF BUSINESS

This draft annotated agenda and the documents of the meeting are available on the website

www.coe.int/cddh 

E-Mail: [email protected]


DRAFT ANNOTATED AGENDA

of the 93rd CDDH meeting (14–16 December 2020)

(as suggested by the Bureau at its 104th meeting, 29 October 2020)


ITEM 1: OPENING OF THE MEETING, ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ORDER OF BUSINESS

The Chair of the CDDH, Mr Morten RUUD (Norway) will open the meeting and invite the CDDH to adopt the agenda and order of business.

The Chair and the Secretariat will inform about the procedure for holding the elections. The Secretariat will inform on the way the latter will be organised via KUDO.

CDDH(2019)R92

Report of the 92nd CDDH meeting (26–29 November 2019)

CDDH-BU(2020)R104

Report of the 104th Bureau meeting (29 October 2020)

ITEM 2: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY

The Secretariat will present the texts approved by the CDDH by written procedure since its last meeting and subsequently sent to the Secretariat of the Committee of Ministers.

CDDH(2020)08

Comments by the CDDH adopted after its 92nd meeting (26–29 November 2019)

ITEM 3: WORK ON THE SYSTEM OF THE CONVENTION

3.1. Follow-up to the Interlaken Declaration

The CDDH is invited to exchange views on the decisions adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its Ministerial Session on 4 November 2020 regarding the follow-up to be given to the Interlaken process.

CM/Del/Dec(2020)130/4

Decisions of the Committee of Ministers – “Securing the long-term effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: assessment of the Interlaken Process and the way forward” (4 November 2020)

CDDH(2019)R92Add2
Publication

Contribution of the CDDH to the evaluation provided for by the Interlaken Declaration 

Comment by the European Court of Human Rights

3.2 CDDH ad hoc negotiation Group on the EU accession to the ECHR (“47+1 Group”)

The Chair of the “47+1 Group”, Ms. Tonje MEINICH (Norway) will present the conclusions of the 6th meeting (29 September - 1 October 2020) and the 7th meeting of the Group (24-27 November 2020) as well as the organisation of its future work.

47+1(2020)2

Chair’s paper to structure the discussion of the 6th meeting

47+1(2020)R6        

Report of the 6th meeting of the “47+1 Group”

(29 September -1 October 2020)


47+1(2020)R7                                  

Report of the 7th meeting of the “47+1 Group”

(24-27 November 2020)


3.3 Drafting Group on effective processing and resolution of cases relating to inter-State disputes (DH-SYSC-IV)

The Chair of the DH-SYSC-IV, Mr Alain CHABLAIS (Switzerland) will inform the CDDH about the progress of work in the Drafting Group during and after its 2nd meeting (9-11 September 2020) and refer questions regarding the scope of the DH-SYSC-IV’s terms of reference. The CDDH will be invited to provide guidance to the Drafting Group on the referred questions. The Chair of the Committee of experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC) Mr Hans-Jörg BEHRENS (Germany) will inform the CDDH about the preparation of the high-level Conference of experts on the effective processing and resolution of cases relating to inter-State disputes (12 and 13 April 2021, to be organized under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers).

DH-SYSC-IV(2020)07Rev

Questions regarding the scope of the DH-SYSC-IV’s terms of reference

DH-SYSC-IV(2020)05Rev

Compilation of comments by member States on the Draft CDDH report on the effective processing and resolution of cases relating to inter-State disputes (document DH-SYSC-IV(2020)04)

DH-SYSC-IV(2020)06Rev

Compilation of drafting proposal and comments received after the 2nd meeting of DH-SYSC-IV (9-11 September 2020) by member States on the Draft CDDH report on the effective processing and resolution of cases relating to inter-State disputes (document DH-SYSC-IV(2020)04Rev)

DH-SYSC-IV(2020)R2

Report of the 2nd meeting of the DH-SYSC-IV (911 September 2020)

DH-SYSC-IV(2020)04Rev

Draft CDDH report on the effective processing and resolution of cases relating to inter-State disputes

3.4 Drafting Group on enhancing the national implementation of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC-V)

The Chair of DH-SYSC-V, Mr Vít Alexander SCHORM (Czech Republic) will present the conclusions of the 1st meeting of the Group (14-16 October 2020) as well as the organisation of its future work. The CDDH will be invited to take a decision on the question referred by DH-SYSC-V whether proposals to amend the Rules of the Committee of Ministers for the supervision of the execution of judgments and of the terms of friendly settlements in order to enable the bar associations to make submissions under Rule 9 with a view to promoting the involvement of all national stakeholders, fall within the
DH-SYSC-V’s terms of reference.

DH-SYSC-V(2020)R1

Report of the 1st meeting of the DH-SYSC-V (14–16 October 2020)


3.5 Preparation of the Seminar Pluricourts - CDDH : National implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights -  How to put the “shared responsibility” into practice?

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on the preparation of the Seminar Pluricourts - CDDH, postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDDH(2020)01

Information provided by the Secretariat 

ITEM 4:  ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The CDDH will be invited to adopt the terms of reference of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and the Environment (CDDH-ENV) and to designate its nine members. It is reminded that the CDDH, at its 92nd meeting (26-29 November 2019) elected Ms Kristīne LĪCIS (Latvia) Chair of this Group. Furthermore, the CDDH will be informed about the possibility of holding, in conjunction with the 1st meeting of the CDDH-ENV, a Seminar on Environment, Human Rights and Business, which is envisaged to be organised under the auspices of the German Presidency of the Committee of Ministers in cooperation with the CDDH.

CDDH(2020)05

Secretariat’s proposals for the terms of reference of the CDDH-ENV

CDDH Publication “Environmental Protection and Human Rights”


ITEM 5: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The CDDH will be invited to discuss on the terms of reference of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence (CDDH-INTEL) and, if necessary, to designate its Chair and ten members. 

CDDH(2020)09

Secretariat’s proposals for the terms of reference of the CDDH-INTEL

CDDH(2020)10Rev

Information on the Council of Europe’s work on Artificial Intelligence

ITEM 6: CIVIL SOCIETY AND NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS

The Chair of the Drafting Group on civil society and national human rights institutions (CDDH-INST), Ms. Krista OINONEN (Finland) will inform on the work having led to the adoption by the CDDH, following an electronic procedure, of the draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)… of the Committee of Ministers to the member States on the development and strengthening of effective, pluralist and independent national human rights institutions.

CDDH-INST(2020)R6

Report of the 6th meeting of the CDDH-INST (46 March 2020)

CDDH (2020)R93Addendum1

Draft Recommendation as adopted by the CDDH

ITEM 7: MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Chair of the Drafting Group on Migration and Human Rights (CDDH-MIG) Mr Morten RUUD (Norway) will present the work planned by the Group in 2021.

CDDH-MIG(2019)R7

Report of the 7th meeting of CDDH-MIG (23–24 October 2019)


ITEM 8: PROHIBITION OF THE TRADE IN GOODS USED FOR TORTURE AND DEATH PENALTY

The Chair and the Secretariat will inform on the work having led to the adoption by the CDDH, following an electronic procedure, of the draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)… of the Committee of Ministers to the member States on measures against the trade of goods used for torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and the death penalty.

CDDH (2020)R93Addendum2

Draft Recommendation as adopted by the CDDH

CDDH (2020)R93Addendum2

Appendix

Draft explanatory memorandum to the draft Recommendation CM/Rec(2020)… of the Committee of Ministers to member States

on measures against trade of goods used for the death penalty,

torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

ITEM 9: HUMAN RIGHTS AND BUSINESS

The Secretariat will provide information about the ongoing work with regard to preparations for the evaluation, in 2021, of the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3 on Human Rights and Business.

CDDH(2020)11

Draft Report on the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2016)3

ITEM 10: ACCESS TO OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

The Secretariat will inform about the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on access to official documents (CETS No. 205) on 1st December 2020.

CDDH(2020)12

Information provided by the Secretariat

ITEM 11: GENDER EQUALITY

The CDDH will be informed by its Rapporteur on gender equality, Mr Philippe WERY (Belgium) about the gender-equality form proposed to be used in CDDH sub-ordinate bodies.

CDDH(2020)13

Draft Form prepared by the CDDH Rapporteur on gender equality

ITEM 12: BIOETHICS

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views with the Secretary of the Committee on bioethics (DH-BIO), Ms. Laurence LWOFF on the ongoing and future work of the DH-BIO.

17th DH-BIO Decisions

Decisions of the 17th meeting of the Committee on bioethics (DH-BIO) (2–6 November 2020)

ITEM 13: TOUR DE TABLE ON THE INTEREST OF POSSIBLE CDDH WORK RELATED TO THE HEALTH CRISIS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES IN THE MEMBER STATES

In the light of the suggestions of the Bureau (19 May and 29 October 2020) the CDDH will be invited to exchange views on the interest of possible work related to the health crisis and its consequences in the member States.

CDDH(2020)14

Information provided by the Secretariat


ITEM 14: OTHER POSSIBLE CDDH WORK IN 2021

In the light of the suggestions of the Bureau (19 May and 29 October 2020) the CDDH will be invited to exchange views on possible work in 2021 related to (i) the possible revision of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)4 on human right of members of armed forces ; (ii) conscientious objection to compulsory armed military service, and (iii) the contribution of the CDDH to the key priorities for the Organisation.

CDDH(2020)03

Contribution by the NGO EUROMIL regarding Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)4

CDDH(2020)04

Survey on the conscientious objection to compulsory armed military service in Europe

CDDH(2020)16

Detailed reply from the Chair of the CDDH regarding the Organisation’s key priorities in order to respond in the best way to the challenges faced by the European societies


ITEM 15: CONVENTIONS

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on the state of signature/ratification of instruments in charge of the CDDH, concerning Protocols No.15 and No.16 ECHR.

CDDH(2020)15

Information provided by the Secretariat

ITEM 16: FOCAL POINTS

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on possible information provided by the focal points representing the Steering Committee in other bodies / events.

CDDH(2020)16

(see above, Item 14)

Information provided by the focal points representing the CDDH in other bodies / events

ITEM 17: INVITEES

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on possible invitees to the forthcoming CDDH meetings.

CDDH-BU(2020)R104

(see above, Item 1)

Report of the 104th Bureau meeting (29 October 2020)

ITEM 18: ELECTIONS

The CDDH will proceed to elections via KUDO.

Resolution(2011)24

CDDH-BU(2020)R104

Appendix VIII

(see above, Item 1)

Report of the 104th Bureau meeting (29 October 2020)

ITEM 19: PUBLICATIONS

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on the current and future publications.

CDDH Publications’ website

ITEM 20: CALENDAR

The CDDH will be invited to exchange views on the draft calendar for 2021, in the light of the suggestions put forward by the Bureau at its meeting on 29 October 2020. In this context, the CDDH will be invited to decide on dates for the Seminar Pluricourts-CDDH (cf. item 3.5 above).

CDDH-BU(2020)R104 Appendix X

(see above, Item 1)

Report of the 104th Bureau meeting (29 October 2020)

ITEM 21: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ITEM 22: OTHER BUSINESS

DRAFT ORDER OF BUSINESS

of the 93rd CDDH meeting (14–16 December 2020)

(as suggested by the Bureau at its 104th meeting, 29 October 2020)

MONDAY 14 December

TUESDAY 15 December

WEDNESDAY 16 December

10:00

10:00

10:00

Item 1

Opening, adoption draft agenda and order of business

Item 3

System of the Convention

3.3 Drafting Group inter-State disputes (DH-SYSC-IV)

Item 3

System of the Convention (continuation)

3.1 Follow-up to the Interlaken Declaration

3.2 “47+1 Group” EU Accession to the Convention

3.4 Drafting Group national implementation of the Convention (DH-SYSC-V)

3.5 Preparation of the Seminar Pluricourts – CDDH

Item 18

Elections

Item 2

PACE Recommendations

Item 9

Human Rights and Business

Item 10

Access to official documents

Item 11

Gender equality

Item 12

Bioethics

Item 13

Tour de table health crisis / consequences

Item 14

Other possible work in 2021

Item 15

Conventions

Item 16

Focal points

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch break

3.3 continuation (if necessary)

Item 4

Environment and Human Rights

Item 5

Artificial intelligence and Human Rights

Item 6

Civil society and Human Rights National Institutions

Item 7

Migration and Human Rights

Item 8

Prohibition of the trade of goods used for torture

Item 17

Invitees

Item 19

Publications

Item 20

Calendar

Item 21

Acknowledgements

Item 22

Other business

Adoption of the draft abridged report

16:30 End of session

16:30 End of session

16:30 End of the meeting

Draft calendar for 2021

as suggested by the Bureau at its 104th meeting (29 October 2020)

for consideration and possible adoption by the CDDH

at its 93rdmeeting (14–16 December 2020)

2021

Meeting of the representatives of states Parties to the Tromsø Convention

18 January

8th meeting of the CDDH ad hoc negotiation Group and the European Commission on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (“47+1”)

2-4 February

[1st meeting of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence (CDDH-INTEL)]

[3-5 March]

8th meeting of the Drafting Group on Migration and Human Rights (CDDH-MIG)

16-18 March

9th meeting of the CDDH ad hoc negotiation Group and the European Commission on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (“47+1”)

23-25 March

2nd meeting of the Drafting Group on enhancing the national implementation of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC-V)

29-31 March

High-Level Conference of experts on inter-state disputes in the framework of the Convention system, under the aegis of the German chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and

3rd meeting of the Drafting Group on the effective Processing and Resolution of cases relating to inter-State Disputes (DH-SYSC-IV)

12-13 April

14-16 April

Seminar Environment, Human Rights and Business, under the aegis of the German chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and

1st meeting of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Environment (CDDH-ENV)

27 April

28-30 April

105th meeting of the Bureau of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH-BU)

27-28 May

18th Meeting of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO)

1-4 or 8-11 June

Meeting of the Government’s Agents with the Court’s Registry

14 June

Pluricourts-CDDH Seminar

and

94th meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

15 June

16-18 June

2nd meeting of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Environment (CDDH-ENV)

8-10 September

Opening of the Judicial Year

10 September (TBC)

4th meeting of the Drafting Group on the effective Processing and Resolution of cases relating to inter-State Disputes (DH-SYSC-IV)

22-24 September

[2nd meeting of the Drafting Group on Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence (CDDH-INTEL)]

[September]

3rd meeting of the Drafting Group on enhancing the national implementation of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC-V)

6-8 October

106th meeting of the Bureau of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH-BU)

21-22 October

7th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the System of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC)

26-28 October

19th Meeting of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO)

2-5 November

Meeting of the Government’s Agents with the Court’s Registry

23 November

95th meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

24-26 November

1st meeting of the Groupe of Specialists on access to official documents

December (TBC)