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Seminar for parliamentarians on ECHR to be held in Madrid

Following a seminar on the ECHR held in Strasbourg in early September for staff of national parliaments from 13 states (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Turkey), another seminar, specifically tailored for parliamentarians, will be held in Madrid on October 31st at the invitation of the Spanish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly, in co-operation with the PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights.

Emphasis will be placed on the need for parliamentary structures and mechanisms to ensure appropriate verification of ECHR standards.

This will be the third in a series of seminars for parliamentarians on this topic; previous seminars having been held in London in October 2013 and in Warsaw in February of this year. Discussions will focus on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.