1135th meeting – 22 and 23 February 2012
Reform of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights
b. Review of the work conducted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
(CM(2010)161, CM(2012)39, CM(2012)39 add1, CM(2012)39 add2 and CONF/PLE(2012)REC1)
1. took note of the CDDH’s current work on the reform of the Court, including the adoption by the CDDH of a final report on measures requiring amendment of the Convention (document CM(2012)39 add1) and of a contribution (document CM(2012)39 add2) to the high-level conference to be organised by the United Kingdom Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (18-20 April 2012, Brighton);
2. agreed to take into account the above-mentioned documents in the context of the preparation of the declaration to be adopted at the high-level conference;
3. invited their Ad hoc Working Party on Reform of the Human Rights Convention System (GT-REF.ECHR) to examine the draft Committee of Ministers’ Guidelines on the selection of candidates for the post of judge at the European Court of Human Rights and their explanatory memorandum and to report back before the high-level conference;
4. in the light of decisions 1 to 3 above, took note of the abridged report of the 74th meeting of the CDDH, as contained in document CM(2012)39, as a whole.