The European Court of Human Rights has issued a memorandum in which it outlines its proposal for a contribution to the Council of Europe's Third Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Warsaw on 16-17 May 2005.
The memorandum calls for a long-term strategy to preserve the effectiveness of the human rights protection system set up by the European Convention on Human Rights (1950) in the face of the rising volume of cases with which the Court has to deal. (more...)
Luzius Wildhaber, President of the European Court of Human Rights
''As far as the Court is concerned, the Summit needs to address two issues: the Court’s future and the European Union’s accession to the Convention''. Interview
René van der Linden, President of the Parliamentary Assembly ''There is therefore no better place than the Council of Europe to implement the “good neighbourhood policy” which the EU plans to introduce'' Interview