Second regional seminar for parliamentarians on European Convention on Human Rights held in Budapest

Within the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG)*, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will organise a second regional seminar for the six partnership countries on the role of national parliaments in implementing the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The seminar will take place on 12 and 13 June 2017 in Budapest (at the European Youth Centre). It follows the first seminar organised in Tbilisi (Georgia) on 21 and 22 September 2015 and concludes the PACE activities for MPs in this domain for the first phase of PGG.

Delegations of Members of Parliaments from the six partnership countries have been invited to this seminar: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine together with PACE members from other Council of Europe member States and independent experts, specialists in this field.

Discussions will focus on the compatibility of draft laws with the ECHR standards and on the role of parliaments in the effective execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. As a best practice, the case of the recent adoption by the Georgian Parliament of a change in their rules of procedure, reinforcing parliamentary control of the government action on the implementation of the ECtHR judgments, will be presented.

*Partnership for Good Governance (2015-2017) for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus financed by the European Union and implemented by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.