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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

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4th meeting of Drafting Group 'F' on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-F), Strasbourg, 10-12 December 2014
Meeting report (new 17/12/2014)
Draft annotated agenda
Working documents of Drafting Group F
Page dedicated on the work of Drafting Group F

 
PREVIOUS MEETINGS

82nd Plenary meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), Strasbourg, 19-21 November 2014
Meeting report
Addendum ICDDH Report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action concerning the procedure for the amendment of the Rules of Court and the possible ’upgrading’ to the Convention ofcertain provisions of the Rules of Court
Addendum IICDDH contribution to the High-level Conference on “The implementation of the Convention, our shared responsibility”, organised by the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers(Brussels, 26-27 March 2015)

 

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.

Latest publications

Guide to good practice in respect of domestic remedies
Other languages:

Toolkit to inform public officials about the State's obligations under the ECHR

Reforming the European Convention on Human Rights – A compilation of instruments and texts relating to the ongoing reform of the ECHR

Proceedings of the Conference on the long-term future of the European Court of Human Rights, Oslo, 7-8 April 2014

Other publications

 

Useful links

European Court of Human Rights
Committee of Ministers
Execution of the Court's Judgments
Parliamentary Assembly
Secretary General
Directorate of Communication 'Court reform' pages
HELP – European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals

 

Reference Texts

European Convention on Human Rights
Protocol No. 14
Protocol No. 15
Protocol No. 16
Recommendations
Resolutions
Guidelines
Group of Wise Persons

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