Operating Manual for the European Convention on Human Rights

Start Date: Monday, May 21, 2012
End Date: Friday, May 25, 2012
Category: Criminal Law Human Rights
Venue: ENM Paris
Country: France
Leading organisation: ENM (French National School for the Judicary)
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Language(s): French
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 20
Contact: Myriam Eleore
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +33 144419954

Course Description

This session will lead participants into the heart of the historic changes in the European human rights law, whose contours are still taking shape.
Since the Treaty of Lisbon went into effect on the December 1, 2009, the European Convention on Human Rights now holds the status of a restrictive judicial act. The European Union also acknowledged its capacity to adhere to the European Convention on Human Rights. This accession will transform the European human rights landscape.
In addition, as of June 1, 2010, Protocol 14, which introduces profound changes in the functioning of the European Court of Human Rights (reorganization of the Court, recourse before a single judge, modification of admissibility of petitions, enforcement of judgments, etc.) has become applicable.
Finally, judges may be driven to question the relationship between “conventionality” and “unconstitutionality” in the context of the prioritized question of constitutionality

Course teaching method:
Designed and led by a member of the European Court of Human Rights, the session’s dynamic is based on reflections and questions from the participants, further developed by the speakers’ expertise acquired in the heart of European institutions, thus providing a concrete approach.
This session will begin with the screening of a film “The Conscience of Europe” concerning the activity of the European Court of Human Rights.