Provisional edition

Guaranteeing the authority and effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights

Recommendation 1991 (2012)1


1.       The Parliamentary Assembly, referring to its Resolution 1856 (2012) on guaranteeing the authority and effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5), strongly urges the Committee of Ministers, as the statutory guarantor of the supervisory system’s viability, to ensure that:

      1.1.       the Council of Europe’s difficult financial predicament be tackled at the highest political level to enable the Organisation to implement its human rights mandate effectively;

    1.2.       the Assembly, as well as national parliaments, are fully involved in the implementation of the “Interlaken process”, and are provided with the opportunity to scrutinise state reports submitted in this context.

2.       The Assembly further urges the Committee of Ministers to address a recommendation to the member states calling on them to reinforce without delay, by legislative, judicial or other means, the interpretative authority (res interpretata) of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.


1 Assembly debate on 24 January 2012 (4th Sitting) (see Doc. 12811, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Ms Bemelmans-Videc). Text adopted by the Assembly on 24 January 2012 (4th Sitting).