About the reform
|Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR)|
Drafting Groups on the Reform of the Court
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Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR)1
Set up by the Committee of Ministers under Article 17 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in accordance with Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods
Type of committee: Subordinate body
Terms of reference valid from: 1 January 2014 until 31 December 2015
Under the supervision of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), the DH-GDR will conduct the intergovernmental work intended to contribute to the protection of human rights by improving the effectiveness of the control mechanism of the European Convention on Human Rights and the implementation of the Convention at national level, as assigned by the Committee of Ministers to the Steering Committee as an important part of the follow-up to the Brighton Declaration.
Pillar: Human Rights
(i) A draft report is submitted to the Committee of Ministers containing opinions and possible proposals concerning the longer-term future of the Convention system and the Court, in accordance with paragraphs 35(c)-(f) of the Brighton Declaration (deadline: 15 March 2015).
- Recommendation Rec(2004)4 on the Convention in university education and professional training, along with the development of guidelines on good practice in respect of human rights training for legal professionals.
Governments of member States are invited to designate one or more representatives of the highest possible rank in the field of human rights.
The following may send representatives, without the right to vote and at the charge of their corresponding administrative budgets:
The following may send representatives, without the right to vote and without defrayal of expenses:
48 members, 2 meetings in 2014, 3 days
1 Revised Terms of Reference as distributed in document DD(2013)983.