The place of the Convention in the European and international legal order
High-level seminar on the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order, co-organised by the PluriCourts academic network
The Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and the PluriCourts academic network co-organised a brainstorming Seminar on the place of the Convention in the European and international legal order, as a starting point in the intergovernmental work of the Committee of Experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC). The specialised Drafting Group DH-SYSC-II started discussing the relevant issues immediately after the Seminar. The Seminar brought together Judges of the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, Government Agents, leading international legal scholars and practitioners.
The place of the Convention in the European and international legal order was identified as a major challenge for the effectiveness and viability of the Convention system in the Report on the longer-term future of the system of Convention, adopted on 11 December 2015 by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) after a two year’ examination. The Committee of Ministers upheld the Report’s conclusions and instructed the intergovernmental expert bodies to follow up on that topic along with the issue of selection and election of judges to the Court (the latter work being conducted by another Drafting Group, DH-SYSC-I).
1st session - ECHR and general international law - 1st part - General issues of treaty interpretation and the European Court of Human Rights
2nd part – Specific challenges of interaction between the ECHR and General International Law
2nd Session – Relations with other international human rights treaties and control organs
Continuation of the 2nd Session
3rd Session – ECHR and EU accession - the consequences of the delay