Appendix I: Protocol No. 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Restructuring the Control Machinery Established Thereby

Date01 June 1994
Publication Date01 June 1994
DOI10.1177/016934419401200213
SubjectPart C: Appendices
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Part
C:
Appendices
Appendix I
Protocol No.
11
to the Convention for the Protection
of
Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Restructuring the Control
Machinery Established thereby
The Member States
of
the Council
of
Europe, signatories to this Protocol
to
the
Convention for the Protection
of
Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed at
Rome on 4 November 1950 (hereinafter referred
to
as
'the Convention');
Considering the urgent need to restructure the control machinery established by the
Convention in order to maintain and improve the efficiency
of
its protection
of
human
rights and fundamental freedoms, mainly in view
of
the increase
in
the number
of
applications and the growing membership of the Council
of
Europe;
Considering that
it
is therefore desirable
to
amend certain provisions
of
the
Convention with a view, in particular,
to
replacing the existing European Commission
and Court
of
Human Rights with a new permanent Court;
Having regard
to
Resolution No. 1 adopted at the European Ministerial Conference
on Human Rights, held
in
Vienna
op
19
and 20 March 1985;
Having regard to Recommendation 1194 (1992), adopted by the Parliamentary
Assembly
of
the Council
of
Europe on 6 October 1992;
Having regard to the decision taken on reform of the Convention control machinery
by the Heads
of
State and Government of the Council of Europe Member States
in
the
Vienna Declaration on 9 October 1993,
Have agreed as follows:
Article 1
The existing text of Sections
II
to IV
of
the Convention (Articles 19
to
56) and Protocol
No. 2 conferring upon the European Court
of
Human Rights competence to give advisory
opinions shall be replaced by the following Section II of the Convention (Articles
19
to
51): .
'SECTION
II-
EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Article 19 -Establishment
of
the Court
To ensure the observance
of
the engagements undertaken by the High Contracting Parties
in the Convention and the protocols thereto, there shall be set up a European Court of
Human Rights, hereinafter referred
to
as
'the Court'. It shall function on a permanent
basis.
Article
20
-Number
of
Judges
The Court shall consist
of
a number
of
judges equal
to
that
of
the High Contracting
Parties.
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