The implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights at the national level remains among the main challenges to the system of the Convention. In recent years, this system has been the subject of a number of reforms in order to secure its long term effectiveness and ensure that applicants to the European Court of Human Rights can rely on an effective remedy to shortcomings which may exist in Council of Europe member States regarding human rights protection.

Against this background, it is, therefore, necessary to review the implementation of the Convention at the national level with a view, as appropriate, to initiating further action to improve the situation.

In order to submit by the end of 2021 its proposals to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) set up in November 2019 the Drafting Group on enhancing the national implementation of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC-V). This Drafting Group is under the direct supervision of the CDDH’s Committee of experts on the system or the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC).

Reference documents

 Enhancing the national implementation of the system of the ECHR

Meeting documents

1st meeting, 14 - 16 October 2020 (Videoconference KUDO)