Preliminary opinion of the ECtHR in preparation for the Brighton Conference
By Leiry Cornejo Chavez, MultiRights
The Plenary Court adopted on 20 February 2012 a preliminary opinon in preparation for the Brighton Conference.
In this document the Court proposes new steps that should be taken in the future with respect to the four different categories of cases, according to the Court's prioritisation policy: Inadmissible cases; Repetitive cases; Non repetitive, non-priority cases; and Priority cases.
In addition the Court considers the issues to be dealt at the Brighton Conference, and gives its opinion in regard with the proposal made by the UK. The Court, inter alia, reiterates its opposition to fees and compulsory legal representation, and the the so-called "sunset clause".
The full text of the opinion can be found here.