Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.194 - Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention

Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 15/12/2019


Declaration contained in a Notification from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, dated 6 March 2006, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 28 March 2006 - Or. Engl.

Bearing in mind Article 20, paragraph 2, of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention (hereinafter referred to as "this Protocol"), the Republic of Latvia interprets Article 12 of this Protocol amending Article 35 of the Convention (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), in the following manner :

1. The new admissibility criterion may not be applied to reject such applications, which examination would otherwise be important for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto, as well as to reject such applications, which have not been duly considered by a domestic tribunal.

2. The single-judge formations and committees will be able to apply the new admissibility criterion only after the Court's Chambers and Grand Chamber develop their case-law on this subject.

3. The new admissibility criterion will not be applied to the applications declared admissible before the entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with the general principle of non-retroactivity of treaties, contained in Article 28 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 23 May 1969.
Period covered: 01/06/2010 -
Articles concerned : 12, 20

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