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.

NEWS      NEWS      NEWS      NEWS     

2nd meeting of drafting Group "G" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-G) - 14-16 October 2014
New 21/10/2014:

Meeting report
Addendum I (Draft CDDH report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action concerning the procedure for the amendment of the Rules of Court and the possible "upgrading" to the Convention of certain provisions of the Rules of Court)

VIII Warsaw seminar - 24 October 2014
"Equal access to rights guaranteed under the system of the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and
fundamental freedoms - current state of affairs and                                          challenges"
- Programme
- Registration Form

7th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR)
5-7 November 2014 - Strasbourg
Draft agenda (new 9/10/2014)

92nd meeting of the Bureau of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
12-13 November 2014 - Strasbourg

82nd Plenary meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
19-21 November 2014 - Strasbourg
Draft Agenda (new 8/10/2014)




4th meeting of drafting Group "F" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F)
10-12 December 2014 - Strasbourg


3rd meeting of drafting Group "F" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F) - 24-26 September 2014
Meeting Report (29/9/2014)
Presentation by Erik Fribergh, Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights

81st Plenary meeting of the CDDH
24-27 June 2014, Strasbourg
Meeting Report

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 - www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/coe-conference


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







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

Toolkit to inform public officials about the State's obligations under the ECHR

 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