Building on Brighton: JUSTICE’s Director of Human Rights Policy reflects on the Brighton Declaration

In an article published today by Public Service Europe, JUSTICE’s Director of Human Rights Policy welcomes the focus on national implementation in the Brighton Declaration.

The Declaration makes a positive commitment to the right of individuals to take their case to the Strasbourg Court and makes proposals to secure that right for future generations.  We share concerns expressed that the Declaration should not be allowed to endanger the independence or the credibility of the Court.  However, it is too early to judge its real impact.  There is work yet to be done.  It is for States to rise to the challenge of Brighton – to make rights real at home.