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Strasbourg, 6 January 2014

GT-GDR-G(2014)OJ001

STEERING COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
(CDDH)

 

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COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE REFORM OF THE COURT
(DH-GDR)

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DRAFTING GROUP ‘G’ ON THE REFORM OF THE COURT
(GT-GDR-G)

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1st meeting

Wednesday 12 February (9:30 a.m.) – Friday 14 February 2014
(close of meeting: 1 p.m.)

Strasbourg, Agora, room G04

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DRAFT ANNOTATED AGENDA

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Item 1: Opening of the meeting, adoption of the agenda and election of the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson

General background documents

- Draft annotated agenda

GT-GDR-G(2014)OJ001

- Report of the 79th meeting of the CDDH (26-29 November 2013)

CDDH(2013)R79

- Report of the 78th meeting of the CDDH (25-28 June 2013)

CDDH(2013)R78

- Report of the 5th meeting of the DH-GDR (29-31 October 2013)

DH-GDR(2013)R5

- Brighton Declaration

CDDH(2012)007

Information document

- Committee of Ministers’ Resolution CM/Res(2011)24 on intergovernmental committees and subordinate bodies, their terms of reference and working methods

CDDH(2011)012

Item 2: Terms of reference and working methods

Reference document

- Terms of reference of the Committee of Experts on the reform of the Court (DH-GDR) for 2014-2015

DH-GDR(2014)001

Item 3: The procedure for the amendment of the Rules of Court and the possible ‘upgrading’ to the Convention of certain provisions of the Rules of Court

Reference documents

- Report of the 5th meeting of the DH-GDR (29-31 October 2013)

DH-GDR(2013)R5

- Rules of Court

 

- Compendium of States’ contributions

GT-GDR-G(2014)001

- CDDH Final Report on a simplified procedure for amendment of certain provisions of the Convention

CDDH(2012)R75 Addendum I

- Interlaken Follow-up: Simplified Procedure for Amending the Convention (Idea of a Court Statute) (document submitted by the Court)

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- Letter from the President of the Court to the Chairperson of the CDDH, 12 June 2012

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At its 78th meeting (25-28 June 2013), the CDDH “expressed its interest [in the issues of] the possible ‘upgrading’ of certain provisions of the Rules of Court and the procedure for amendment of the Rules of Court, … recalling in particular paragraph 12.c)iii) of the Brighton Declaration, [to] be taken forward in a separate drafting group (Group G)” (see doc. CDDH(2013)R78, para. 13).

These issues have been included in the DH-GDR’s terms of reference for the biennium 2014-2015: “A draft report is submitted to the Committee of Ministers 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 of certain provisions of the Rules of Court (deadline: 31 December 2014)”.

At its 5th meeting (29-31 October 2013), the DH-GDR gave the following guidance to Group G (see doc. DH-GDR(2013)R5 para. 17), then endorsed by the CDDH at its 79th meeting (CDDH(2013)R79 para. 9):

Item 4: Organisation of future work

Item 5: Other business

Item 6: Adoption of the conclusions and meeting report

Working document

- Draft Report of the 1st GT-GDR-G meeting (12-14 February 2014)

GT-GDR-G(2014)R1

The Group is invited to adopt the final decisions of the meeting.