The Council of Europe was created in 19491 in order to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of safeguarding and realising the ideals and principles which are their common heritage and facilitating their economic and social progress2. This is pursued by discussion of questions of common concern and by agreements and common action in economic, social, cultural, scientific, legal and administrative matters, and in the maintenance and further realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms3. The main organs are:
(1) the Committee of Ministers, consisting of the respective ministers for foreign affairs of the members
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