Committee of Ministers

Ministerial Session: democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Europe - strengthening Council of Europe's impact


Ministerial Session: Democracy, human rights, and rule of law in Europe - strenghthening Council of Europe's impact
Committee of Ministers 

Strasbourg, 16.05.2013 - The 123rd session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will take place in Strasbourg on Thursday, 16 May.

The theme of the ministerial session is “Democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Europe: strengthening the impact of the Council of Europe’s activities.”

Emma Bonino, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy, Frans Timmermans, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and Espen Barth Eide, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway are among participants in the session.


Committee of Ministers chairmanship transfers today from Andorra to Armenia. The event, at which the Committee of Ministers will review the Andorran chairmanship and look at Armenian priorities for the coming six months, is taking place at 3:30 p.m.

- Special file

- Stocktaking of the Andorran Chairmanship
- Priorities of the Armenian Chairmanship

- Democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Europe: overview by Secretary General Jagland

- Photo gallery

Press events:
The outgoing Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Andorra and Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will hold a press briefing on Thursday, 16 May at 10.30 am – Room 1 (2nd floor, Palais de l’Europe).


Press contacts:
Daniel Höltgen, Director of Communications, Spokesperson of the Secretary General
Mobile +33 6 68 29 87 51-
Can Fişek, Media Officer, Mobile +336 75 65 03 41

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