Institutions of the Council of Europe: Collected News Items

Russia's Final Yes to Human Rights Court's Reform

After many years of blockade, Russia finally approved the ratification of Protocol 14 to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (ECHR), which paves the way for court reform. On 15 January 2010, the State Duma finally supported the a long-delayed reform of the European Court of...

Declaration adopted at the Interlaken Conference on the Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

During its Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, Switzerland organized a High Level Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights, that took place in Interlaken on 18-19 February 2010. The aim of the conference was to find a solution for the chronic...

Several states ignore judgments of the Strasbourg Court

36 of the 47 Council of Europe member states are not fulfilling one of their central duty: they fail to fully implement within a reasonable time judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg. This was revealed by the progress report of an expert of the  Parliamentary Assembly of...

NGO Declaration on the European Convention for the Protection of Minorities

The European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities celebrated its first decade in Strasbourg on 9-10 October 2008. On this occasion, a Coalition of 86 local and national NGOs from all European countries presented a common declaration. A raise of awareness and law-making...

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