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Strasbourg, 24 May 2013
 

DH-GDR(2013)OJ004
 
 

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
(CDDH)

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COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE REFORM OF THE COURT
(DH-GDR)

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4th meeting

Strasbourg

Wednesday 5 (9.30 a.m.) – Friday 7 June 2013
(end of the meeting: 1 p.m.)

Agora, meeting room G02

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DRAFT ANNOTATED AGENDA

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Item 1: Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and of the order of business

General reference documents

- Draft annotated agenda

DH-GDR(2013)OJ004

- Report of the 77th CDDH meeting (19-22 March 2013)

CDDH(2013)R77

- Report of the 3rd DH-GDR meeting (13-15 February 2013)

DH-GDR(2013)R3

- Decisions taken at the 122nnd session of the Committee of Ministers (23 May 2012)

CDDH(2012)008

- Ministers’ Deputies’ decisions on the follow-up to the 122nd session of the Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 23 May 2012)

CM/Del/Dec(2012)1145/1.6

- Interlaken Declaration

CDDH(2010)001

- Izmir Declaration

CDDH(2011)010

- Brighton Declaration

CDDH(2012)007

- Follow-up to the High-level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights (Brighton, 18-20 April 2012) (document prepared by the Secretariat)

CDDH(2012)009 REV.

    After the opening of the meeting by the Chairperson, Mr Vit SCHORM (Czech Republic), the Committee is invited to adopt the agenda and order of business.

Item 2: Work of Drafting Group “D” on the reform of the Court (GT-GDR-D)

The Chairperson of the GT-GDR-D, Ms Inga REINE (Latvia), will present the Group’s work to the Committee.

2.1 Toolkit to inform public officials about the State’s obligations under the Convention

Working document

- Draft toolkit to inform public officials about the State’s obligations under the Convention

DH-GDR(2013)011

Reference documents

- Report of the 2nd GT-GDR-D meeting (15-17 May 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R2

- Report of the 1st GT-GDR-D meeting (10-12 April 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R1

    The Committee is invited to examine and approve the draft Toolkit, as prepared by the GT-GDR-D.

The approved text will be transmitted to the CDDH for examination and approval at its 78th meeting (25-28 June 2013) before being submitted to the Committee of Ministers for adoption.

2.2 Guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies

Working document

- Draft Guide to Good Practice in respect of domestic remedies

GT-GDR-D(2013)R2 Addendum II

Reference documents

- Report of the 2nd GT-GDR-D meeting (15-17 May 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R2

- Revised proposal by the United Kingdom expert for the guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies

DH-GDR(2013)012

- Report of the 1st GT-GDR-D meeting (10-12 April 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R1

- Compilation of the replies received to the questionnaire on domestic remedies sent to the member States

GT-GDR-D(2013)003

- Report of the CDDH on measures taken by member States to implement relevant parts of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations

CDDH(2012)R76 Addendum I

- Compilation of replies to Question III, Action Plan 4 of the questionnaire as sent to member States, related to the introduction of new legal remedies

GT-GDR-A(2012)008 REV

- Recommendation Rec(2004)6 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the improvement of domestic remedies

Rec(2004)6

- Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on effective remedies for excessive length of proceedings

CM/Rec(2010)3

- Guide to good practice accompanying Recommendation CM/Rec (2010)3

 

- Review of the implementation of Rec(2004)6

CDDH(2008)008 Addendum I

    The Committee is invited to examine and approve the draft Guide to Good Practice, as prepared by the GT-GDR-D.

The approved text will be transmitted to the CDDH for examination and approval at its 78th meeting (25-28 June 2013) before being submitted to the Committee of Ministers for adoption.

2.3 Ways to resolve the large numbers of applications arising from systemic issues identified by the Court

Working document

- Draft CDDH report on ways to resolve the large numbers of applications arising from systemic issues identified by the Court

GT-GDR-D(2013)R2 Addendum I

Reference documents

- Report of the 2nd GT-GDR-D meeting (15-17 May 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R2

- Report of the 1st GT-GDR-D meeting (10-12 April 2013)

GT-GDR-D(2013)R1

- Report of the CDDH on advisability and modalities of a procedure on representative applications

CDDH(2013)R77 Addendum IV

- Contribution of Poland

GT-GDR-D(2013)004

- Notes on a default judgment procedure (Intervention of Mr Roderick Liddell, Registry of the Court, at the 1st GT-GDR-D meeting)

GT-GDR-D(2013)005

    The Committee is invited to examine and approve the draft CDDH Report, as prepared by the GT-GDR-D.

The approved text will be transmitted to the CDDH for examination and adoption at its 78th meeting (25-28 June 2013) before being submitted to the Committee of Ministers.

Item 3: Work of Drafting Group “E” on the reform of the Court (GT-GDR-E)

Reference documents

- Report of the 1st GT-GDR-E meeting (22-24 May 2013)

GT-GDR-E(2013)R1

The Chairperson of the GT-GDR-E, Mr Morten RUUD (Norway), will present to the Committee the work undertaken at the GT-GDR-E’s first meeting (22-24 May 2013) on the following issues:

    - whether more effective measures are needed in respect of States that fail to implement Court judgments in a timely manner;
    - review of the functioning of the Advisory Panel of experts on candidates for election as judge to the European Court of Human Rights;
    - whether or not to proceed to amend the Convention to enable the appointment of additional judges to the Court.

    The Committee is then invited to exchange views on the GT-GDR-E’s work and give any necessary guidance with a view to its second and final meeting (18-20 September 2013).

Item 4: Activities during the biennium 2014-2015

Reference documents

- Possible activities of the CDDH/ DH-GDR concerning the reform of the Court during the biennium 2014-2015 (document prepared by the Secretariat)

DH-GDR(2013)009

- CDDH work on reform of the Court since 2004: texts adopted (document prepared by the Secretariat)

DH-GDR(2013)010
(New 31/05/2013)

- Follow-up to the High-level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights (Brighton, 18-20 April 2012) (document prepared by the Secretariat)

CDDH(2012)009 REV.

At its forthcoming 78th meeting (25-28 June 2013) and further to the first exchange of views held at its 77th meeting, the CDDH is expected to prepare its proposals for consideration by the Committee of Ministers for inclusion in the programme of activities for the biennium 2014-2015.

    The Committee is invited to exchange views on possible proposals for CDDH/ DH-GDR activities concerning the reform of the Court during the biennium 2014-2015.

Item 5: Other business

Item 6: Adoption of the conclusions and meeting report

Working document

- Draft report of the 4th DH-GDR meeting (5-7 June 2013)

DH-GDR(2012)R4

The Committee is invited to adopt the conclusions and meeting report.

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