Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

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About 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
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GT-GDR-G

 

High level Conferences

Brighton, 18-20/04/2012

Declaration
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Background documents

Izmir, 26-27/04/2011

Declaration
Proceedings
Background documents

Interlaken, 18-19/02/2010

Declaration
Proceedings
Preparatory contributions
Background documents

LATEST NEWS         LATEST NEWS        LATEST NEWS     

2nd meeting of the drafting Group "F" on the Reform of the Court, Strasbourg, 14-16 May 2014
Draft agenda (available soon)

Conference on the future of the European Court of Human Rights, 7-8 April 2014 - Holmenkollen, Norway
Closing remarks by Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe (New: 17/04/2014)
More information: www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/coe-conference

New publication: Reforming the European Convention on Human Rights: Interlaken, Izmir, Brighton and beyond – A compilation of instruments and texts relating to the ongoing reform of the ECHR
Link to the compilation

 

 1st meeting of the drafting Group "F" on the Reform of the Court, 19-21 March 2014

 

These web-pages focus on intergovernmental work on the reform of the Court since the Rome Ministerial Conference of 2000, which led to Protocol no. 14 and a series of non-binding instruments. They cover notably the 2006 Report of the Group of Wise Persons and the successive High-level Conferences on the reform of the Court that took place between 2010 and 2012 at Interlaken, Izmir and Brighton, and follow-up to these events, including the adoption and opening for signature in 2013 of Protocols no. 15 and 16.

At the head of the inter-governmental process is the Committee of Ministers, which gives terms of reference to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) and the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR), a specialist plenary body subordinate to the CDDH. The work of the DH-GDR is prepared in smaller drafting groups (GT-GDR-A to G) that deal with specific issues. In the past, other subordinate bodies of the CDDH were also involved in the reform process.