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High-level conference: “Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility”

Brussels , 

Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights: our shared responsibility

Justice Ministers from the 47 Council of Europe member states will meet in Brussels on 26 and 27 March to discuss how best to make sure that judgments from the European Court of Human Rights are quickly and effectively put into practice.

The event, part of the on-going Belgian chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, will be the fourth in a series of high-level conferences on reform of the ECHR system, following on from those held in Interlaken (2010), İzmir (2011) and Brighton (2012).

The Brussels conference is expected to result in a political declaration reaffirming support for the ECHR system, together with an action plan setting out measures to be taken within the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the 47 member states to improve the execution of the court’s judgments.