Participants must cover their own international travel expenses.
Special arrangements for the transfer airport-hotel-airport are planned for the Heads of Delegation.
For further information on shuttles, please click here.
There will be simultaneous interpretation in English,
French and Turkish.
The co-ordinators are the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA)
of Turkey and the Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs
of the Council of Europe.
High level Conference on the Future of
the European Court of Human Rights
Izmir, 26-27 April 2011
The Izmir Conference pursues three main goals in the
context of ensuring the effectiveness of the supervisory machinery set up by
the European Convention on Human Rights and maintaining momentum in the
efforts to achieve this. The first is to make a preliminary assessment of
the impact of Protocol No. 14. The second is to take stock of what has been
achieved by the reform process launched by the Interlaken conference in
February 2010 and the third is to reflect upon further ideas for pursuing
Ministerial Conference: Despite the
considerable efforts of the European Court of Human Rights to streamline
internal procedures, its formidable caseload still threatens to paralyse the
entire court system. In order to facilitate the reform of the Court,
Switzerland hosted a ministerial conference of the 47 Council of Europe
member states in Interlaken on 18 - 19 February 2010.
More information on the
Programme: On 25 and 26 April, participants and their spouses are
welcome to join a free programme of activities. Please see the attached Social
Tour document. Reservations should be made by 22 April 2011 at the latest.