01 October 2012
In the draft resolution, replace paragraph 11 with the following paragraph:
"It further takes note of the recent adoption of a European Union Strategic Framework and Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy, which identifies the Council of Europe as a strategic partner to achieve greater policy coherence, and trusts that this represents an opportunity to improve synergies between the Council of Europe and the European Union and to improve significantly the effectiveness of international efforts to promote and protect human rights worldwide."
02 October 2012
Votes: 38 in favor 1 against 1 abstention
In the draft recommendation, replace paragraph 3 with the following paragraphs: "The Assembly recommends that the Committee of Ministers invite Council of Europe member States to: -- strive to ensure consistency between the democratic and human rights principles that they have vowed to respect internally and the conduct of their external relations and foreign policy strategies; -- implement the recommendations contained in Resolution...(2012), where they have not already done so, in particular with regard to specific initiatives of their foreign affairs ministries and their diplomatic services; Finally, the Assembly stresses that the recent creation of the European External Action Service represents a unique opportunity to improve the relationship between human rights and foreign policy, which should not be missed."