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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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