Opening Council of Europe conventions to non-member States

Some Council of Europe conventions deal with subjects which also concern non-member States, such as the fight against terrorism, money laundering, human trafficking and the protection of personal data.

The Standing Committee, examining the report by Rafael Huseynov (Azerbaijan, ALDE), recalled that the majority of Council of Europe conventions are open to non-member States, “but few of them have availed themselves of this opportunity”.

Bearing in mind the need to preserve and consolidate its standards and values, the adopted text calls on the Council of Europe to “promote the accession of relevant conventions by non-member States”.