European Commission of Human Rights

Commission européenne des droits de l'homme

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History

1954, Strasbourg (France), by Council of Europe (CE), under the terms of Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, in order to ensure, together with 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 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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Activities

Under Article 25, the Commission may receive petitions from individuals if the Contracting Party concerned has agreed to this procedure. Under Article 24, States may bring cases against other Contracting Parties. Principal functions are to decide on admissibility of these applications and, when a case has been declared admissible, to investigate alleged breaches of the Convention and to secure, if possible, a friendly settlement; if this is not achieved the Commission drafts a report establishing the facts and expressing an opinion on whether or not a violation has occurred. This report is sent to Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and it is then for the Committee or, if the case is referred to it, for the Court of Human Rights, to decide whether a violation has taken place. Under Protocol No 11 to the Convention, the Committee will no longer have competence to deal with a case's merits although it will still have the role of ensuring compliance with the Court's judgements. The Commission's delegates take part in the Court proceedings and it assists the Committee of Ministers in determining, where appropriate, the amount of compensation for damage resulting from violation of the Convention. The Commission has registered over 40,000 individual complaints since its creation.

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Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

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Members

Members in 40 countries
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Subjects *

  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

E0437

Last News Received

27. Jul 1998
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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