The Impartiality of the ECHR - Concerns and Recommendations
This report deepens the analysis undertaken in 2020 on the functioning of the ECHR. It finds that cases of conflicts of interest between judges and NGOs have increased, even though the Court has adopted some measures to remedy this. The report also exposes a series of structural problems affecting the Court's impartiality and demonstrates that it is not up to the standards of other major international and national courts. In support of the ECHR reform process, this report presents a series of recommendations to address the problems identified.
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The European Centre for Law and Justice is an international, Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights in Europe and worldwide. The ECLJ has held special Consultative Status before the United Nations/ECOSOC since 2007.
The ECLJ engages legal, legislative, and cultural issues by implementing an effective strategy of advocacy, education, and litigation. The ECLJ advocates in particular for the protection of religious freedoms and the dignity of the person with the European Court of Human Rights and other mechanisms afforded by the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and others.
The ECLJ bases its action on "the spiritual and moral values which are the common heritage of European peoples and the true source of individual freedom, political liberty and the rule of law, principles which form the basis of all genuine democracy" (Preamble of the Statute of the Council of Europe).