1296th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (4 October 2017)

1296th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (4 October 2017)

  At the start of the meeting, the Chairman expressed the Committee’s condolences and solidarity after the terrorist attacks in member and observer States over the last few days, namely in Marseille/France and in Edmonton/Canada, as well as the massacre in Las Vegas/USA. The Committee then observed a minute’s silence in memory of the victims.

  Pursuant to the Council of Europe Internet governance strategy 2016-2019, the Ministers' Deputies authorised the Secretary General to exchange letters with Internet companies and/or their representative associations, in order to facilitate co-operation between these companies/associations and the Council of Europe with a view to promoting respect for human rights and the rule of law online.

Finally, the Deputies held exchanges of views with:

  • Mr Georg Stawa, President of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), following his presentation of the activity report of CEPEJ for 2016;
  • Mr Wojciech Sawicki, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly, on the preparation of the 4th part of the 2017 PACE Session (Strasbourg, 9-13 October 2017) and other Assembly activities.

  The other items examined by the Deputies appear in the Agenda and the decisions adopted will be available shortly in the meeting file.