20 April 2012
As States representatives from all Council of Europe State Parties gather together in Brighton from 18-20 April 2012 to discuss possible reforms to the European Court of Human Rights, ECRE calls upon all Contracting Parties to focus primarily on effective national implementation of the Convention and the proper execution of the Court's judgments by State Parties.
ECRE and ELENA's new research report offers qualitative legal research on the current practice surrounding Rule 39 interim measures in the field of asylum and expulsion. It examines the experiences of lawyers in submitting Rule 39 requests and where appropriate, the European Court of Human Rights' response and the compliance of Member States of the Council of Europe to these measures. Recommendations have been made to the organs of the Council of Europe, legal representatives and to Member States to improve the functioning of this essential legal tool and to ensure access to effective legal remedies within State Parties themselves.