Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

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About the reform

History of the reform
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Plenary bodies

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR)
 

Drafting Groups on the Reform of the Court

GT-GDR-A

GT-GDR-B

GT-GDR-C

GT-GDR-D

GT-GDR-E
GT-GDR-F
GT-GDR-G

 

High level Conferences

Brighton, 18-20/04/2012

Declaration
Proceedings
Background documents

Izmir, 26-27/04/2011

Declaration
Proceedings
Background documents

Interlaken, 18-19/02/2010

Declaration
Proceedings
Preparatory contributions
Background documents

Drafting Group F on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F)

 

Terms of reference
The GT-GDR-F is required to prepare a report containing opinions and possible proposals concerning the longer-term future of the Convention system (see paragraphs 35.c)-f) of the Brighton Declaration).

After its examination by the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR), the draft report will then be examined and adopted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) for transmission to the Committee of Ministers.

The following external experts have been nominated to participate in the work of the GT-GDR-F:
Sir Nicolas Bratza, former President of the Court, nominated by the Court;
Prof. Giorgio Malinverni, Honorary Professor, University of Geneva, former Judge of the Court, nominated by the Venice Commission;
Mr Alain Lacabarats, Chamber President, Court of Cassation of France, nominated by the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE);
Prof. Tatiana Neshataeva, Vice-President of the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community, Professor, Russian Academy of Justice, nominated by the Secretary General;
Mr Alvaro Gil-Robles, former Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe, nominated by the Secretary General;
Prof. Christophe Grabenwarter, Judge, Constitutional Court of Austria, Professor, University of Vienna, member of the Venice Commission, nominated by the Secretary General ;
M. Bahadir Kilinç, Judge, Constitutional Court of Turkey, nominated by the Secretary General.

Deadline: 15 March 2015 

 

2014
3rd meeting of the GT-GDR-F
Strasbourg, 24-26 September
 
2nd meeting of the GT-GDR-F
Strasbourg, 14-16 May
Draft annotated Agenda
Meeting Report
Possibilities for preserving (and reinforcing) the current system – Provisional list of issues identified by the GT-GDR-F at its 2nd meeting
Questions variously to Mr Erik Fribergh, Registrar of the Court, and Mr Christos Giakoumopoulos, Director, Human Rights
1st meeting of the GT-GDR-F
Strasbourg, 19-21 March

Draft annotated Agenda
Meeting Report

Conference on the long-term future of the European Court of Human Rights, Oslo, 7-8 April 2014
Proceedings
Podcast: Opening Ceremony and session I
Podcast: Session II
Podcast: Session III

Closing remarks by Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe
More information: www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/coe-conference