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Plenary bodies

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Drafting Groups on the Reform of the Court

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High level Conferences

Brighton, 18-20/04/2012

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Izmir, 26-27/04/2011

Declaration
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Interlaken, 18-19/02/2010

Declaration
Proceedings
Preparatory contributions
Background documents

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

Terms of reference
The GT-GDR-E is required to prepare:
a draft report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action on whether or not to proceed to amend the Convention to enable the appointment of additional judges to the Court (see paragraph 20.e) of the Brighton Declaration);
a draft report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action following a review of the functioning of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Candidates for Election as Judge to the European Court of Human Rights (see paragraph 25.b) of the Brighton Declaration);
a draft report containing conclusions and possible proposals for action on whether more effective measures are needed in respect of States that fail to implement judgments in a timely manner (see paragraph 29.d) of the Brighton Declaration).
 
After its examination by the Committee of experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR), the work of GT-GDR-E will then be examined and adopted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) for transmission to the Committee of Ministers.

Deadline: 31 December 2013

Progress:
The GT-GDR-E held the following meetings:
22-24 May 2013
17-19 September 2013

The DH-GDR examined the three draft reports at its 5th meeting (29-31 October 2013) and transmitted them to the CDDH.

The CDDH examined and adopted the three drafts reports at its 79th meeting (26-29 November 2013) and transmitted them to the Committee of Ministers.

Result:
At their 1190th meeting (5 February 2014), the Ministers’ Deputies:
took note of the CDDH report on whether more effective measures are needed in respect of States that fail to implement Court judgments in a timely manner and the CDDH’s 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;
endorsed the conclusions of the CDDH report on the question of whether or not to amend the Convention to enable the appointment of additional judges to the Court.
 
Meetings  
2nd meeting,17-19 September 2013
Draft annotated agenda
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
1st meeting, 22-24 May 2013
Draft annotated agenda
Meeting Report