29 May 2015

Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, Belgium
The European Court of Human Rights: The (problematic?) enforcement of its judgments
1 - 4 June 2015 

Guest Lecture Series by Prof. Dr. Adam Bodnar, University of Warsaw and Vice-President of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights.

Monday 1 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Pleitlokaal
The Enforcement of ECtHR judgments - A General Introduction
Obligation of states under Article 46 ECHR, principles of public international law concerning state liability for wrongful action; individual and general measures; role of the ECtHR in measures to be adopted, (quasi-)pilot judgments; principle of subsidiarity.

Tuesday 2 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Blauwe Zaal
Role of the Council of Europe Organs and Institutions in securing the ECHR enforcement 
Role of political declarations in setting the agenda concerning ECtHR enforcement; the Committee of Ministers; enhanced and standard supervision, communications by lawyers, NGOs and NHRIs; recommendations to member states; role of the Parliamentary Assembly; infringement procedure; role of the COE Commissioner for Human Rights

Wednesday 3 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Blauwe Zaal
Domestic Institutional Setting and the ECHR Enforcement 

Role of the Government Agents, annual reports, cooperation with different units in the government; parliamentary supervision over ECtHR judgments (including practice from UK); constitutional dialogue of the ECtHR with national constitutional courts; dissemination of judgments, training of professionals; role of NHRIs in promoting ECtHR standards.

Thursday 4 June 2015
15:00 – 17:00, Pleitlokaal
Individual Measures aimed at Implementing ECtHR Judgments and Access to Remedies 

Pecuniary & non-pecuniary damages; re-examination of a case and re-opening of proceedings as a result of ECtHR judgments; other forms of individual enforcement; availability of domestic remedies and their introduction as a follow-up to ECtHR judgments (e.g. on length of proceedings); principle of equivalent protection and violations of human rights by EU organs and institutions) 

Venue: Faculty of Law, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent - Free entrance/No prior registration needed

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