Február 18-19 között tartották meg az ECtHR jövőjéről szóló kormányközi megbeszélést a svájci Interlaken-ben:
The aim of the conference, which was organised by the Swiss Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, was to reaffirm member states’ commitment to protecting human rights in Europe, and their determination to enable the European Court of Human Rights, which is a vital cog in the protection mechanism, to cope with the growing volume of applications.
The Court currently faces a desperate situation. There are more than 100 000 outstanding cases. Ninety percent of the applications to the Court are clearly inadmissible or have no legal basis, which reveals a serious ignorance of the Convention and the Court's procedures. It also shows that the Convention system needs to be revitalised by a more rigorous application of the subsidiarity principle, and to be enforced in domestic courts.
Az elhangzott beszédek elolvashatók/meghallgathatók itt, az elfogadott nyilatkozat és akcióterv pedig innen tölthető le.