Decision Time on the European Court of Human Rights
The system for the protection of human rights in Europe is under scrutiny. States are examining the European Court of Human Rights at a Conference in Interlaken in Switzerland 18-19 February 2010.
At the conference they will take decisions which could bring welcome reform to relieve the Court’s backlog of cases. Conversely, the decisions taken could undermine a body that has provided redress for the victims of human rights violations in Europe for 50 years. The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, together with 156 organisations from 36 Council of Europe states, is supporting a joint appeal on the reform of the European Court of Human Rights.