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09.07.2009  

Slovenia deposits the Instrument of Ratification of Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

On 7 July 2009, Ambassador Marjetica Bole, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the Council of Europe, handed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, the Instrument of Ratification of Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which will come into force in Slovenia  on 1 November 2009.

Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was adopted at the 119th session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, held in Madrid on 12 May 2009. It was signed by Slovenia on 27 May, i.e. on the day when it had been opened for signature. The National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia passed the Act ratifying Protocol No. 14bis on 16 June.

Protocol No. 14bis, which will enter into force on 1 October 2009, was drafted as a temporary measure to improve the efficiency of the European Court of Human Rights, together with the Madrid Agreement of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention. Their entry into force will enable the provisional application of the most urgently needed procedures envisaged by Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms – which was adopted in May 2004, but has not yet entered into force – enabling better recognition of inadmissible cases and a reduction in the number of repetitive cases.

As Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Slovenia is actively pursuing early and extensive implementation of the European Court of Human Rights reforms.