Update: 04.07.2019

Protocol No. 11 to the ECHR

Text: German / English / Fremch / Italian

Protocol No. 11 to the ECHR is the only additional protocol containing procedural provisions that is still of importance today. The other protocols with procedural provisions (No. 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10) have either been replaced, eliminated or have lost their purpose. All member states have ratified Protocol No. 11 since it changes the phrasing of the ECHR itself. Protocol No. 11 dates from 11 May 1994 and entered into force on 1 November 1998, leading to a reorganisation of the Strasbourg proceedings. The new permanent European Court of Human Rights replaced the previous enforcement agencies - European Commission of Human Rights, European Court of Human Rights and the Committee of Ministers. However, the Committee of Ministers is still responsible for supervising the implementation of verdicts by member states. This function was underlined by Protocol No. 14.

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