Future of the ECHR – JUSTICE consultation response

The Council of Europe is currently conducting a consultation on the longer term future of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The consultation closed on 27 January 2014 and is this exercise will continue until Spring 2015.

JUSTICE considers that the future of the Convention system must build upon a commitment to the right of individuals to seek a remedy before the European Court of Human Rights. A strong, independent Court capable of providing a decisive interpretation of the rights protected by the ECHR is crucial to the success of the system. We stress that the goal of any further reform should be to enhance the protection of individual rights in Europe.

Read JUSTICE’s response to the Council of Europe’s consultation.