1056th meeting – 6-8 and 11 May 2009

Item 4.1a

Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)

a. Guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the control system of the European Convention on Human Rights

    i. Activity report “Guaranteeing the long-term effectiveness of the control system of the European Convention on Human Rights”
    ii. CDDH’s final opinion on putting into practice certain procedures envisaged to increase the Court’s case-processing capacity
    iii. Opinion of the CAHDI (transmitted to the CDDH) on the public international law aspects of the advisability and modalities of inviting the European Court of Human Rights to put into practice certain procedures which are already envisaged to increase the Court’s case-processing capacity, in particular the new single judge and committee procedures

(CM(2009)51 add prov, GR-H(2009)7, CM/Del/Dec(2009)1054/4.3, CM(2009)70 rev, CM(2009)71 rev2, CM(2009)58 rev2, CM(2009)58 addrev, Opinion No. 271 (2009) of the Parliamentary Assembly, DD(2009)240 rev)

Decisions

The Deputies

1. invited the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to convene a Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights in Madrid on 12 May 2009, in the margins of the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers;

2. took note of the draft rules of procedure of the conference, as they appear in document CM(2009)70 rev;

3. adopted the “Detailed modalities for the provisional application of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights” as they appear in document CM(2009)71 rev2, subject to an agreement being reached by the High Contracting Parties to the Convention;

4. invited the Secretary General to transmit the draft rules of procedure and the draft “detailed modalities” referred to in decisions 2 and 3 above to the Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights;

5. having examined the Parliamentary Assembly’s opinion on draft Protocol No. 14 bis, took note of this opinion while expressing their appreciation for the speed with which the Assembly had responded to their request;

6. approved the text of Protocol No. 14 bis, as it appears in document CM(2009)58 final, and agreed to transmit it to the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers (Madrid, 12 May 2009) for adoption and for decision about the date and place of its opening for signature;

7. took note of the Explanatory Report to Protocol No. 14 bis, as it appears in document CM(2009)58 add final, and agreed to transmit it to the 119th Session of the Committee of Ministers for the Ministers to take note of;

8. took note of a draft text that will be proposed for inclusion in the abridged report of the Conference of the High Contracting Parties (Madrid, 12 May 2009) (document DD(2009)240 rev).


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