Reform of the system of the European Convention of Human Rights

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About the reform

History of the reform
Secretariat

 

Plenary bodies

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

Committee of Experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC)
 

Drafting Groups

GT-GDR-A

GT-GDR-B

GT-GDR-C

GT-GDR-D

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

 

Information concerning the implementation of the Convention and execution of the Court's judgments

Re-examination or reopening of cases following judgments of the Court
Verification of the compatibility of legislation with the Convention

 

High level Conferences

Brussels, 26-27 March 2015

Declaration
Proceedings

Brighton, 18-20 April 2012

Declaration
Proceedings
Background documents

Izmir, 26-27 April 2011

Declaration
Proceedings
Background documents

Interlaken, 18-19 February 2010

Declaration
Proceedings
Preparatory contributions
Background documents

Information concerning the implementation of the Convention and execution of the Court’s judgments: re-examination or reopening of cases following judgments of the Court

Introduction

In accordance with its terms of reference, the DH-SYSC ensures that information concerning the implementation of the Convention and execution of the Court’s judgements is exchanged regularly ‒ in order to assist member States in developing their domestic capacities and facilitate their access to relevant information.

At its 7th meeting (5-7 November 2014), the Committee decided to hold an exchange of information according to its terms of reference, on the implementation of the Convention and the execution of judgments on the provision in the domestic legal order for the re-examination or reopening of cases following judgments of the Court. In so doing, the CDDH’s earlier review of the implementation of the relevant Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation No. R(2000)2 was recalled. The DH-GDR decided that the Committee would not repeat this review but rather concentrate on new or unresolved aspects, on the basis of information, including possible examples of good practice and details of how practical or procedural obstacles to the reopening had been addressed and, possibly, lifted. In order to prepare the exchange of views, the Chair of the DH-GDR, Mr Morten RUUD, invited experts to submit elements in reply to some identified questions regarding criminal and civil proceedings.

At its 8th meeting (27-29 May 2015), the Committee held a fruitful exchange of views on the re-examination or reopening of cases following judgments of the Court, with particular focus on good practices and practical and procedural difficulties encountered. It benefited from the practical experience presented by a Representative of the Department for the Execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. An overview presenting the main information, issues and challenges identified during the exchange of views, was drafted.

Written contributions submitted by experts appear below (in English or French).

Albania
[Information as of 23.06.2015]
Germany
[Information as of 16.07.2015]
Poland
[Information as of 17.07.2015]
     
Austria
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Greece
[Information as of 15.07.2015]
Portugal
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
     
Belgium
[Information as of 31.07.2015]
Ireland
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Romania
[Information as of 12.06.2015]
     
Bosnia and Herzegovina
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Italy
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Russian Federation
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
     
Cyprus
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Latvia
[Information as of 16.07.2015]
San Marino
[Information as of 17.06.2015]
     
Czech Republic
[Information as of 30.12.2015]
Liechtenstein
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Serbia
[Information as of 07.10.2015]
     
Denmark
[Information as of 01.07.2015]
Lithuania
[Information as of 15.06.2015]
Slovak Republic
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
     
Estonia
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
The Republic of Moldova
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Slovenia
[Information as of 02.06.2015]
     
Finland
[Information as of 14.01.2016]
The Netherlands
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Spain
[Information as of 04.12.2015]
     
France
[Information as of 15.01.2016]
Norway
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Sweden
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
     
Switzerland
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
Turkey
[Information as of 21.05.2015]
 
 

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