Details of Treaty No.194

Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention
Title Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention
Reference CETS No.194
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 13/05/2004  - Treaty open for signature by the member States signatories to Treaty ETS 5
Entry into Force 01/06/2010  - Ratification by Parties to Treaty ETS 005. See the Madrid Agreement of 12 May 2009.
Summary

This Protocol aims to make the changes such as the introduction of a new admissibility criterion, the treatment of repetitive cases or clearly inadmissible cases, for a more satisfactory operation of the European Court of Human Rights.

Under the Protocol the Committee of Ministers will be empowered, if it decides by a two-thirds majority to do so, to bring proceedings before the Court where a State refuses to comply with a judgment. The Committee of Ministers will also have a new power to ask the Court for an interpretation of a judgment. This is to assist the Committee of Ministers in its task of supervising the execution of judgments and particularly in determining what measures may be necessary to comply with a judgment.

Other measures in the Protocol include changing the judges' term of office to a single, nine year term, and a provision allowing the accession by the European Union to the Convention.


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