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Seminar in Europe House on 30 August: Why the European Court of Human Rights is vital for rule of law monitoring in Europe

Despite recent initiatives of the European Union for introducing new monitoring instruments, traditionally the Council of Europe and its European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) are more experienced and engaged with political and legal aspects of rule of law monitoring in Europe. What are the best practices and what lessons can the EU learn from this, without duplicating?

Speech by Professor Egbert Myjer, Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam, former judge European Court of Human Rights. Followed by an introduction of Professor Hans Franken, member of the First Chamber and leader of the Dutch delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Discussion session

Former judge of the ECHR, Professor Egbert Myjer, will deliver a keynote speech on the vitality of the ECHR, its role in monitoring rule of law. Then, professor Hans Franken, who has immersed in this topic as a senator, will add a more political dimension.

This is followed by a discussion, led by Jan Marinus Wiersma, a former member of the European Parliament and its Committee for Foreign Affairs where he was involved in rule of law-monitoring in the context of the EU enlargement policy.

Organized in cooperation with Clingendael Institute.

Practical Information  

Date: Friday 30 August
Time: 15.15 - 16.45 a.m. followed by drinks afterwards
Venue:  Huis van Europa, Korte Vijverberg 5/6, Den Haag


Participation is free of charge, but registration is required, please fill out this registration form.

Registration form
Read more on the whole programme of Summer conference 2013. (in Dutch)