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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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International Conference on EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS, Strasbourg, 4-5 May 2015

6th meeting of Drafting Group 'F' on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F)
Strasbourg, 15-17 April 2015
Meeting Report




8th meeting of the Committee of Experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR)
Strasbourg, 27-29 May 2015

93rd meeting of the Bureau of the CDDH
Paris, 4-5 June 2015

83rd meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
Strasbourg, 17-19 June 2015


3rd meeting of Drafting Group on Human Rights in Culturally Diverse Societies (CDDH-DC)
Strasbourg, 31 March-2 April 2015
Meeting report
Presentation by Ms Dr Snjezana Vasiljevic "Multiple Discrimination-EU perspective"

The High-level Conference "Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsability", organised under the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, took place in Brussels from 26 to 27 March 2015
Brussels Declaration
Conclusions of the Conference (bilingual version FR/EN)

5th meeting of Drafting Group 'F' on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F), Strasbourg, 18-20 February 2015





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  

 Human Rights in Culturally
  Diverse Societies





 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

Other languages: Albanian

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