Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
  Terms of Reference

  Texts adopted
  Opinions by the CDDH
  Interim and Activity
    reports to the
    Committee of Ministers
  Simplified Amendment
    Procedure (DH-PS)

  Selection of
    Candidates (CDDH-SC)

Protection Procedures

  Development of Human
    Rights (DH-DEV)

  Fighting Impunity

  Length of proceedings

  Access to official
    documents (DH-S-AC)

  Accelerated asylum
    procedures (GT-DH-AS)

  Fight against terrorism

  Social rights


The CDDH’s principal role, under the auspices of the Committee of Ministers, is to set up standards commonly accepted by the 47 member states with the aim of developing and promoting human rights in Europe and improving the effectiveness of the control mechanism established by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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81st Plenary meeting of the CDDH
24-27 June 2014, Strasbourg
Abridged report



91th meeting of the Bureau of the CDDH
12-13 June 2014, Strasbourg
Meeting Report

6th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR)
4-6 June 2014, Strasbourg
Meeting report

2nd meeting of the drafting Group "F" on the Reform of the Court
Strasbourg, 14-16 May 2014

80th Plenary meeting of the CDDH
8-10 April 2014, Oslo, Norway

Conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights
7-8 April 2014 - Holmenkollen, Norway -


Closing remarks by Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe


90th meeting of the Bureau of the CDDH
27 March, Prague







Alfonso De Salas
ecretary of the CDDH
DG I - Human Rights and Rule of Law
Human Rights Intergovernmental Co-operation
Council of Europe
F- 67075 Strasbourg Cedex




 Reform of the Court

    Protocol No. 15
    Explanatory Report        

   Protocol No. 16
    Explanatory Report

 European Union Accession

 Human Rights of older


 Human Rights and Business  

 Gender Equality





 Proceedings (updated 9/5/2014)

 Other publications 

Conference on the long-term future of the European Court of Human Rights, Oslo, 7-8 April 2014


Guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies

NEW (April 2014)

 Reforming the European
 Convention on Human
 Rights: Interlaken, Izmir,
 Brighton and beyond



 Human Rights Law and Policy

 Execution of judgements

 The Court

 Committee of Ministers

 Parliamentary Assembly