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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

Drafting Group A on the Reform of the Court (GT-GDR-A)

Terms of reference
The GT-GDR-A is required to prepare two draft reports: one on measures taken by member States to implement relevant parts of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations, with recommendations for follow-up; the other containing elements to contribute to the evaluation of the effects of Protocol No. 14 and the implementation of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations on the Courtís situation.

After their examination by the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR), the draft reports will then be examined and adopted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) for transmission to the Committee of Ministers.

Deadline: 31 December 2012

Progress:
The GT-GDR-A held the following meetings:
14-16 March 2012
5-7 September 2012

The DH-GDR examined the two draft reports at its 2nd meeting (29-31 October 2012) and transmitted them to the CDDH.
The CDDH examined and adopted the two reports at its 77th meeting (27-30 November 2012) and transmitted them to the CDDH.

Result:
The Ministersí Deputies took note of the two CDDH reports at their 1159th meeting (16 January 2013).
As regards the report on member Statesí implementation of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations, the Deputies endorsed the recommendations contained therein and invited member States to consider acting on those addressed to them.

As regards the effects of Protocol no.14 and implementation of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations on the Courtís situation, the Deputies invited the CDDH to continue following up this question with a view to reporting again by 15 March 2015.

 
Meetings  
2nd meeting 5-7 September 2012
Draft annotated agenda
Meeting report 
Addendum I Ė Draft CDDH report on measures taken by the member States to implement relevant parts of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations 
Addendum II Ė Draft CDDH report containing elements to contribute to the evaluation of the effects of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention and the implementation of the Interlaken and Izmir Declarations on the Courtís situation

1st meeting 14-16 March 2012
Meeting report