Seminars and meetings at the Court
Seminars & Conferences
Conference on Comparative human rights
A conference on Comparative human rights was held at the ECHR on 8 and 9 March 2018. A number of eminent speakers addressed the conference on the following topics: “Human rights: a regional concept?”, “Human rights: what universality?”, “Enforcement and effectiveness of human rights” and “The relevance of a world court of human rights”.
The event was organised by the ECHR in cooperation with the Centre des études internationales et européennes, the International Academy of Comparative Law and the Fondation René Cassin.
Seminar on freedom of religion
Tribute to Judges Conforti and Ferrari Bravo
On 24 February 2017 a colloquium was held at the Court to pay tribute to former Judges Conforti and Ferrari Bravo, to honour their memory and to look back over their outstanding careers.
Benedetto Conforti was a member of the European Commission of Human Rights from 1993 to 1998, then judge at the Court from 1998 to 2001.
Luigi Ferrari Bravo was a judge at the Court from 1998 to 2001.
Conference on General International law
Seminar on Right to life
On 13 February 2015, a Seminar has been organised by the International Institute of Human Rights in co-operation with the Court. The theme was: The Right To Life: Twenty Years of Legal Developments since McCann v. The United Kingdom.
European law on asylum, borders and immigration
A handbook on European law on asylum, borders and immigration was launched at a seminar at the Court on 11 June 2013, which was organised jointly by the Court and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
Opening speech by President Spielmann (in French only)
Speech by Isabelle Doyen (in French only)
Seminar on European non-discrimination law
A handbook on European non-discrimination law was launched at a seminar at the Court on 21 March 2011, which was organised jointly by the Court and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
Speech by President Costa (in French only)
Speech by Morten Kjaerum (in French only)
Meeting with R. Badinter
Robert Badinter gave a talk at the Council of Europe on 15 March 2011 on the subject France and the European Convention on Human Rights as seen by a privileged witness.
Regional Human Rights Courts
Three Regional Human Rights Courts met in Strasbourg on 8 and 9 December 2008.
As part of the celebrations to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminar on regional human rights courts took place at the Court on 8 and 9 December 2008. The seminar was organised by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Strasbourg-based International Institute of Human Rights and the Court, and in association with the African Foundation for International Law and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights.
Opening speech by President Costa (in French only)
Speech by Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen (in French only)
10 years of the "new" Court
The "new" Court was set up following the entry into force of Protocol No. 11 to the Convention on 1 November 1998. A single system was thus brought into existence allowing 800 million Europeans to apply directly to an international court if they considered themselves victims of a violation of their fundamental rights.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the "new" Court, President Costa hailed the establishment of the "new" Court in 1998 as a landmark in the development of international human rights protection.
Anniversary Book: The Conscience of Europe
This book, designed to mark the Court’s 50th anniversary in 2009 and the Convention’s 60th in 2010, groups a variety of individual contributions, round a skeleton retracing the main relevant events over the last half-century.
Following the first edition of 2010 published in English and in French, the Russian edition of the Anniversary Book was launched in April 2013.