The Effective Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights - Enhancing Domestic Dialogue and Co-ordination
On 15 June 2021, PluriCourts and the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) will hold a seminar on the Effective Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights - Enhancing Domestic Dialogue and Co-ordination.
The program consists of three sessions on i) the execution of the Strasbourg Court judgments as the cornerstone of the implementation of the Convention at the national level; ii) inter-agency co-ordination and multi-stakeholder dialogue as a pre-condition for an effective execution of judgments; and iii) making full use of the co-operation with the Council of Europe.
The first session will take stock of the main issues at the stage of execution of judgments, notably those relating to domestic capacities, resources, action plans and political will.
While acknowledging that the conditions for an effective execution of the Strasbourg Court’s judgments are country-specific and there is no one-size-fits-all strategy, the second session will seek to identify good practices in establishing, building and strengthening working relationships that are conducive to better results. The session will seek to engage government agents to share their experiences on dissemination of information amongst government agencies and other stakeholders, timely preparation and submission of Action Plans, monitoring progress in the execution of judgments.
The Council of Europe provides support to its member States on wide variety of general measures that may be required to execute the judgments of the Court, ranging from amendments to the Constitution, legislative reform, changing judicial practice, training law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and other actors. The last session will address how member States can make the most of this support.