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Activities of the Assembly’s Bureau and Standing Committee (24 June 2013)

Progress report | Doc. 13233 Addendum I | 24 June 2013

Committee
Bureau of the Assembly
Rapporteur :
Mr Giacomo SANTINI, Italy, EPP/CD

1 Decisions of the Bureau requiring ratification by the Assembly

1.1 Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of the Slovak Republic

The Bureau took note of the recommendation of the Sub-Committee on the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights concerning the rejection of the list of candidates for the post of judges in respect of the Slovak Republic and submitted the recommendation of the Sub-Committee to the Assembly for approval within the progress report (Doc. 13233 Addendum II).

1.2 References and transmissions to committees

The Bureau considered and approved the references and transmissions to committees (see Appendix).

The Assembly is invited to ratify the above proposals made by the Bureau.

2 Other decisions of the Bureau

2.1 Third part-session of 2013 (24-28 June)

2.1.1 Election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Iceland and Lithuania

The Bureau took note of the report drawn up by the Sub-Committee on the election of Judges following interviews with candidates for the posts of judges to the Court in respect of Iceland and Lithuania, and transmitted it to all members of the Assembly (Doc. 13233 Addendum II).

2.1.2 Draft agenda

The Bureau updated the draft agenda.

2.2 Election observation

2.2.1 Early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria (12 May 2013)

The Bureau approved the final report of the ad hoc committee.

2.3 Extension of references

The Bureau considered and approved the following extensions of references:

  • Doc. 12661 (Reference 3816 of 3 October 2011 – validity: 3 October 2013), motion for a resolution, Counteraction to manifestations of neo-Nazism and xenophobia: extension until 3 October 2014;
  • Doc. 12752 (Ref. 3820 of 25 November 2011 – validity: 25 November 2013), motion for a recommendation, Revision of the European Convention on transfrontier television: extension until 31 December 2013.

2.4 Communications

The Bureau took note of communications by the President and by the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

2.5 Issues raised by committees

2.5.1 Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy

The Bureau authorised Ms Anne Brasseur (Luxembourg, ALDE), Rapporteur on the “Political transition in Tunisia” to conduct a fact-finding visit to the country, in the framework of the preparation of her report.

2.5.2 Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

The Bureau authorised Mr Arcadio Díaz Tejera (Spain, SOC), to attend a conference organised by the Mexican Federal Institute of Access to Information and Protection of Data, in Mexico City on 4 July 2013, in his capacity as Rapporteur on “National Security and access to information” (at no cost for the Assembly).

2.6 Meetings elsewhere than in Strasbourg and Paris

The Bureau approved the following meeting:

  • 16-17 September 2013 in Madrid: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination

2.7 Meeting of the Bureau in Vienna (21 November 2013)

The Bureau took note of the practical information.

Appendix

A. REFERENCES TO COMMITTEES

  • Doc. 13197, motion for a resolution, Chinese migration to Europe: challenges and opportunities, to the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons for report
  • Doc. 13198 motion for a resolution, The status of minorities and their relations with their kin-States, to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination for information
  • Doc. 13199, motion for a resolution, Development challenges in Europe’s islands: what follow-up on Resolution 1441 (2005)?, transmission to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for information
  • Doc 13200, motion for a resolution, Drones and targeted killings: the need to uphold human rights, to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights for report
  • Doc. 13201, motion for a resolution, Prosecution of the Labour Party (Darbo partija) in Lithuania, to the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights for information
  • Doc. 13202, motion for a resolution, Equality and the crisis, to the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination for report and to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for opinion
  • Doc. 13210, motion for a resolution, The Armenian presidency of the Committee of Ministers: no further action

B. REQUESTS TO MODIFY REFERENCES

  • Doc. 13105 (Ref. 3934 of 8 March 2013), motion for a recommendation, European Forum about the future, to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy for report
  • Bureau decision (Ref. 3920 of 30 November 2012), The activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2012-2013, to the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy for report and to the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development for opinion

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