THE IMPACT OF THE REFORMS OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ON STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Petar Pop Arsov

Abstract

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is the most famous and


perhaps the most successful institution of the Council of Europe (CoE).


Within the CoE, there is an informal opinion that the Court is a "victim"


of its own success. The ECtHR has been continuously facing an


increasing influx of applications by European citizens pointing to human


rights violations. This phenomenon has necessitated the implementation


of effective reforms, both in the European Convention on Human Rights


(ECHR) and in the modalities of functioning of the ECtHR. This paper


analyzes the effects of reforms that have been implemented over the


years, with regard to the basic text of the ECHR, with a focus on the


efficiency of the functioning of the Court as well as the overall system


related to the protection of human rights. To that end, a special review is


made of the content of the declarations arising from high level


conferences organized by certain Member States during their


chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. In this context, this paper


analyzes the declarations that arise as a result of high-level conferences


in Interlaken, Izmir, Brighton, Brussels and Copenhagen.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
ARSOV, Petar Pop. THE IMPACT OF THE REFORMS OF THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ON STRENGTHENING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 2, n. 5, p. 777-801, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2966>. Date accessed: 27 june 2019.