CDDH-INST(2018)OJ1

12/03/2018

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

(CDDH)

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Drafting Group on CIVIL SOCIETY AND NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS

(CDDH-INST)

3rd meeting

(Draft) Agenda

14 March 2018 (9:30) – 16 March 2018 (13:00)

Council of Europe, Agora – Room G06

The agenda and the documents of the meeting are available on the website

www.coe.int/cddh

E-mail: DGI-CDDH@coe.int

ITEM 1: OPENING OF THE MEETING, ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

CDDH-INST(2018)OJ1

Draft agenda

ITEM 2: PRESENTATION BY THE EU AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FRA) OF THEIR RECENT REPORT: "Challenges facing Civil Society Organisations working on Human Rights in the EU",

followed by an exchange of views with Mr Robert Jan UHL, FRA representative

FRA report

Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU (FRA report)

ITEM 3: EXCHANGE OF VIEWS

Exchange of views with Ms Mary Ann HENNESSEY, Head of the civil society Division, Democratic Governance Department, DGII

ITEM 4: EXAMINATION OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT NON-BINDING INSTRUMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS ON THE NEED TO STRENGTHEN THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY SPACE

CDDH-INST(2018)01

Extract of the terms of reference given by the Committee of Ministers to the CDDH regarding the work of the CDDH-INST during the 2018-2019 biennium and relevant extracts of the CDDH meeting reports

CDDH(2017)R87 Addendum IV

Analysis on the impact of current national legislation, policies and practices on the activities of civil society organisations, Human Rights defenders and national institutions for the promotion and protection of Human Rights

CDDH-INST(2018)04

Preliminary draft declaration on the need to strengthen the protection and promotion of the civil society space

CDDH-INST(2018)03

Bibliography of standards pertaining to civil society organisations, Human Rights defenders and national institutions for the promotion and protection of Human Rights

CDDH-INST(2018)02

Selection of relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

CDDH-INST(2017)005

Restricted

Relevant extracts of the research report prepared by Research and Library Division of the European Court of Human Rights on Non-Governmental Organisations in the case-law of the Court

ITEM 5:  EXAMINATION OF THE REPLIES TO THE QUESTIONNAIRE RELATED TO THE GOOD PRACTICES AND DISCUSSION REGARDING SELECTION OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE PURPOSES OF A GUIDE

CDDH-INST(2017)06

Questionnaire to member States with a view to the preparation on a draft compilation of good practices to the analysis of the impact of the legislation, policies and current national practices on the activities of civil-society organisations, human rights defenders and national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights

CDDH-INST(2018)05

(Bilingual)

Compilation of the national contributions received in reply to the questionnaire

ITEM 6 (16 March 2018): EXCHANGE OF VIEWS

Exchange of views with Ms Caroline MARTIN, Secretariat of the Enlarged Agreement on Democracy through law (Venice Commission), DGI

ITEM 7: EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON PROPOSALS FOR FOLLOW-UP WORK

ITEM 8: ADOPTION OF THE MEETING REPORT

ITEM 9: OTHER BUSINESS

Organisation of the work for the next meeting in Strasbourg, 19-21 September 2018.