High level Conferences on
the Future of the European Court of Human Rights

Brussels, 26-27 March 2015                


Brighton, 18-20 April 2012


Izmir, 26-27 April 2011                  


Interlaken, 18-19 February 2010


Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice

In pursuing its statutory aim to achieve greater unity between its member states, notably in respect of Justice and the Rule of Law, the Council of Europe is constantly facing new challenges. Our societies are changing rapidly, and old answers are no longer satisfactory. In order to anticipate and address new developments, the Council of Europe periodically convenes Conferences at Ministerial level. In its 60 years of existence, the Organisation has held 30 Conferences of the Ministers of Justice of our member states. At the close of every conference, the Ministers decide on proposals for common action to make to the Governments of the Council of Europe.

31st Conference  
Vienna, 19-21 September 2012 


30th Conference
Istanbul, 24 - 26 November 2010


29th Conference
Tromsø, 17-19 June 2009



28th Conference
Lanzarote, 25-26 October 2007




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