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Committee of Ministers to decide on the 3rd Summit
At their meeting on 8 July 2004, the Ministers' Deputies will resume their discussion of the holding in Warsaw in the spring of 2005 of a 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government, with a view to deciding on a date. They will also review current political questions, particularly the accession of Monaco to the Council of Europe and relations between the Council of Europe and Belarus. They will be given information about the visits to Luxembourg, Denmark and Sweden made by the Commissioner for Human Rights, as well as about the preparations for the 50th anniversary celebration for the European Cultural Convention at the end of this year. (more ...)
Draft Agenda
Committee of Ministers supervises execution of Court's judgments
[07/07/04] On 6 July 2004, the Committee of Ministers supervised the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights especially the payment of just satisfaction in some 516 cases, the adoption - in some 31 cases - of other more important individual measures and the adoption of general measures in some 41 cases. The Committee furthermore started examining 46 new judgments of the Court and considered 20 draft final resolutions concluding that States have complied with the Court's judgments. (more ...)
Activities of the Committee of Ministers

First report by the Norwegian Chair of the Committee of Ministers (22 June 2004) 
Thematic report 2004 

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Who's Who

1. Who sits on the Committee of Ministers?  
The Foreign Minister of each Council of Europe member state.
List of Foreign Ministers  Member states

2. Who is the current Chairman?
13 May - November 2004: Mr Jan Petersen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Special file

3. Who are the Ministers' Deputies?  
The Deputies, acting on behalf of the Ministers, conduct most of the day-to-day business of the Committee of Ministers.
List of Permanent Representatives 

4. Who currently chairs the Ministers' Deputies?  
13 May - November 2004: Mr Torbjørn Frøysnes, Permanent Representative of Norway

5. What are the Deputies' subsidiary groups?
These working groups help to prepare the meetings of the Deputies.
List of current groups

6. Who are the Observer states?
Holy See, United States of America, Canada, Japan, Mexico
(Click on the country name to see the Resolution inviting it to become an observer)

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Supervision of execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

One of the functions of the Committee of Ministers is to ensure that member states execute judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
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