Call for proposals: “Longer-term reform of the ECHR system and the European Court of Human Rights”

We would hereby like to inform our readers of a call for information, proposals and views on the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights, recently launched by the Council of Europe:

The Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on the reform of the European Court of Human Rights (DH-GDR) is holding an open call for information, proposals and views on the issue of the longer-term reform of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.

This process follows on from the Brighton Declaration, adopted at a High-level conference in April 2012. It is intended to be open and inclusive, allowing questions to be raised and examined concerning all aspects of the Convention system and the Court.

The results of this work will eventually be included in a report of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH), to be submitted by 15 April 2015 to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

The consultation process is open to everyone, subject to certain basic procedural requirements, set out in the submission form.

The deadline for submitting contributions is mid-day (12 p.m., French local time) on Monday 27 January 2014.

More information on the call, including the submission form, can be found here (in English) and here (in French).

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