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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

5th Meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR) - Strasbourg, 29-31 October 2013
Meeting report and addenda

Opening for signature of Protocol No. 16
Protocol No. 16 was opened for signature by member states on 2 October 2013. (More)

7th Warsaw Seminar - 25 October 2013
[26/09/2013] "The Citizen in the Council of Europe and the European Union - new challenges twenty years after Poland's accession to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms"
Programme

2nd Meeting of the Drafting Group "E" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-E), Strasbourg, 17-19 September 2013
Meeting report
Addendum I - Draft CDDH report on whether more effective measures are needed in respect of States that fail to implement Court judgments in a timely manner
Addendum II - Draft CDDH report on the review of the functioning of the Advisory Panel of experts on candidates for election as judge to the European Court of Human Rights
Addendum III - Draft CDDH report on the question of whether or not to amend the Convention to enable the appointment of additional judges to the Court

The Interlaken process and the Court (2013) [12/09/2013]
Speech delivered by Mr Dean Spielmann, President of the Court, to the 1177th Ministers’ Deputies’ meeting (available only in French)
“The Interlaken process and the Court (2013 report)”

Opening for signature of Protocol No. 15
Protocol No. 15 was opened for signature by member states on 24 June 2013. (More)

Adoption of Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights
At their 1176th meeting, on 10 July 2013, the Deputies adopted Protocol No. 16 to the Convention and agreed to open it for signature in Strasbourg on 2 October 2013.

Exchange of views with the President of  the European Court of Human Rights – 78th meeting of the CDDH, 25-28 June 2013
Speech delivered by Mr Dean Spielman, President of the Court

4th Meeting of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR), Strasbourg, 5-7 June 2013
Meeting report
Addendum I – Draft CDDH report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action on ways to resolve the large numbers of applications arising from systemic issues identified by the Court
Addendum II – Draft Guide to Good Practice in respect of domestic remedies
Addendum III – Draft Toolkit to inform officials about the State's obligations under the Convention

Adoption of Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights
At their 1176th meeting, on 10 July 2013, the Deputies adopted Protocol No. 16 to the Convention and agreed to open it for signature in Strasbourg on 2 October 2013.
Decision of the Deputies
Opinion of the Parliamentary Assembly
Opinion of the Court

Draft Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights
Draft opinion of the Parliamentary Assembly
Opinion of the Court

Adoption of Protocol no. 15 to the  Convention
The Committee of Ministers has adopted Protocol no. 15 at its Ministerial Session on 16 May 2013.
Protocol no. 15 to the Convention

1st Meeting of the Drafting Group "E" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-E), Strasbourg, 22-24 May 2013
Meeting report

2nd Meeting of the Drafting Group "D" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-D) Strasbourg, 15-17 May 2013
Meeting report and Addenda

1st meeting of the Drafting Group "D" on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-D),
Strasbourg, 10-12 April 2012

Report

Draft Protocol No. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights
[26/04/2013] Parliamentary Assembly adopts a favourable opinion on Draft Protocol No. 15.
Opinion

New CDDH documents
[03/04/2013] At its 77th meeting (19-22 March 2013), the CDDH approved :
Draft Protocol No 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights
and adopted the following texts:

Explanatory Report to Protocol No. 16 to the European Convention on Human Rights
Report on Interim Measures under Rule 39 of the Rules of the Court
Report on the advisability and modalities of a “representative application procedure”
These texts have been transmitted to the Committee of Ministers.