Committee of Ministers session

119th session - 12 May 2009

Chairmanship CMThe 119th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Madrid brought together, in Madrid (Spain), Ministers of Foreign Affairs and representatives of the 47 member states of the organisation.

Guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the control system of the European Convention on Human Rights was one of the main items on the agenda.

At the close of the session, which commemorated the Council of Europe's 60th anniversary, Spain transferred the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers to Slovenia for the next six months.

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