Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
16 Apr 2021 11:33:00
Measures against the trade in goods used for the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishmentSTRASBOURG 16 April 2021
On 31 March 2021, the Committee of Ministers has adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)2 to its...
12 Apr 2021 13:00:00STRASBOURG 28-30 April 2021
The Drafting Group on Human Rights and Environment (CDDH-ENV) will hold its first meeting from 28...
08 Apr 2021 17:11:00
Online workshop "Environment, Human Rights and Business: a framework for addressing environmental protection challenges"Strasbourg 27 April 2021
The German Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, in cooperation with the Steering Committee...
08 Apr 2021 12:11:00
Development and strenghtening of effective, pluralist and independent national human rights institutionsSTRASBOURG 7 April 2021
On 31 March 2021, the Committee of Ministers has adopted the Recommendation CM/Rec(2021)1 to its...
06 Apr 2021 16:28:00
CM/REC(2021)1 on the development and strengthening of effective, pluralist and independent national human rights institutionsVirtual Event 26 April 2021
Information related to the event, including programme, registration form and speakers...
On 15 January 2020, the Ministers' Deputies approved the continuation of the ad hoc terms of reference of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) to finalise as a matter of priority, in co-operation with the representatives of the European Union, in an ad hoc group 47+1 and on the basis of the work already conducted, the legal instruments setting out the modalities of accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5), including its participation in the Convention system and, in this context, to examine any related issue.
System of the European Convention on Human Rights
Under the supervision of the CDDH, the Committee of Experts on the system of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC) conducts the intergovernmental work intended to enhance the protection of human rights by improving the effectiveness of the control mechanism of the European Convention on Human Rights and the implementation of the latter at national level.
Human Rights protection and development
The Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), set up by the Committee of Ministers end 1976, conducts the intergovernmental work of the Council of Europe in the human rights field in the light, in particular, of the Council of Europe legal standards and the relevant jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. It advices and gives its legal expertise to the Committee of Ministers on all questions within its field of competence.
Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Committee of Ministers
Department for the execution of the Court's Judgments
European Court of Human Rights
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
HELP – European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals