European Commission of Human Rights

Commission européenne des droits de l'homme

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Founded

1954 Strasbourg France

History

1954, Strasbourg (France), by D-XD0435 - Council of Europe (CE), under the terms of T-XT5002 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in order to ensure, together with F-XF0438 - European Court of Human Rights, the observance of the engagements undertaken by the Contracting Parties to the Convention (Article 19), signed in 1950 and entered into force in 1953. Ceased to exist, 1 Nov 1998, on coming into effect of T-XT9402 - Protocol no 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which provides for the European Court of Human Rights to become a single, full-time Court to replace the two-tier system of Commission and Court; current human rights activities are covered by the 'Directorate of Human Rights of the Council of Europe'.

Aims

Ensure observance of the engagements undertaken by the High Contracting Parties to the Convention by examining human rights complaints against member states.

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Structure

Commission comprises individual members elected in respect of states signatory to the Convention but acting in their own right. As changed under the 8th Protocol to the Convention, 1990: Committees of 3 members which can unanimously reject applications as being inadmissible (6 established since Jan 1990, increased to 8 in 1997); Chambers which can exercise all functions of the Commission in the cases referred to them (2 established since Oct 1990). Secretariat (headed by Secretary).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XE0437

Last News

1998

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