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Entry into force of Protocol 14 to the ECHR

On 1st of June 2010, Protocol No. 14 to the ECHR entered into force (Link to the Press Release). Protocol No. 14, inter alia, foresees the possibility that the EU accedes to the ECHR. The other major changes are that the judges are now elected for a period of nine years, and they may not be re-elected; a single judge may declare inadmissible or strike out of the ECtHR’s list of cases an application submitted under Article 34, where such a decision can be taken without further examination, and such decision shall be final. The ECtHR can declare inadmissible any individual application submitted under Article 34 if it inter alia considers that the applicant has not suffered a significant disadvantage, unless respect for human rights as defined in the ECHR and the Protocols thereto requires an examination of the application on the merits and provided that no case may be rejected on this ground which has not been duly considered by a domestic tribunal.

Full text of the consolidated European Convention on Human Rights.

F.: Draft Report of the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs on the institutional aspects of the accession of the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (2009/2241(INI)) 

Draft Opinion of the Committee on Foreign Affairs for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs on institutional aspects of the accession of the European Union to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (2009/2241(INI))  

Draft Opinion of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs on institutional aspects of accession by the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (2009/2241(INI))



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