The control system in the European Convention on Human Rights

In this MultiRights Seminar Morten Ruud will talk about the reform process that is currently underway in the follow-up of the Brighton Declaration of 2012. He will focus on the enforcement system under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), its challenges and need for reform.

In the beginning of the 1990s, Ruud led the expert committee of the Council of Europe who drafted Protocol No. 11 to the ECHR, concerning the merging of the Court and the Commission. This was the first major reform of the control system in the ECHR. Now he is Chairman of the Committee of Experts on the Reform of the Court (DH-GDR), who has the task of reviewing the enforcement system and suggest necessary reforms.


The MultiRights seminars are organised by the MultiRights project on the multi-level human rights judiciary. They provide a forum for discussions for researchers from various backgrounds, including law, philosophy and political science. The seminars take place on a regular basis on Tuesdays and are open for all.

Tags: Human Rights
Published Jan. 8, 2015 11:43 AM - Last modified Mar. 7, 2016 5:01 PM