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The effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Brighton Declaration and beyond

Recommendation 2070 (2015)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 24 April 2015 (18th Sitting) (see Doc. 13719 and addendum, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Yves Pozzo di Borgo). Text adopted by the Assembly on 24 April 2015 (18th Sitting).
1 The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 2055 (2015) on the effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Brighton Declaration and beyond, urges the Committee of Ministers to:
1.1 reinforce and improve all means at its disposal to accelerate the implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights;
1.2 take firmer measures in cases of dilatory, continuous or repetitive non-compliance with the Court’s judgments and, in so doing, work towards reinforcing synergies with the Parliamentary Assembly and civil society;
1.3 tackle, as a matter of urgency, the Council of Europe’s difficult budgetary situation, and consider granting the Court a temporary extraordinary budget in order to enable it to clear the backlog of well-founded applications.
2 The Assembly also reaffirms its call, made in Recommendation 1991 (2012) on guaranteeing the authority and effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights, that the Committee of Ministers address a recommendation to the member States to reinforce the interpretative authority (res interpretata) of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
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