ICJ comments on a simplified procedure for amendment of certain provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights

Amnesty International and the ICJ support in principle the proposal to create simplified amendment procedure including certain organizational provisions of Part II of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In the view of the two organisations, the overriding purpose of any such reforms must be to facilitate flexibility of amendments to the organisational and operational procedures of the Court so as to allow the Court to respond effectively and quickly to address changes in its case load. Any changes to the founding and regulating instruments of the Court – no matter what their form – should serve this purpose and this purpose alone, given the importance which was attached to it in the Interlaken Declaration.

Experts simplified procedure-analysis brief-2010 (full text in English, PDF)

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