Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights enters into force
Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR), which aims to make the European Court of Human Rights more efficient, entered into force on 1 June 2010. The entry into force of Protocol No. 14 represents a crucial step in improving the effectiveness of the Court and the protection of human rights in Europe; the Protocol will permit the Court to concentrate more on cases that raise important human rights issues.
Additionally, the Protocol provides the legal basis for EU accession to the ECHR, to which the EU is committed under the Lisbon Treaty. EU accession will further strengthen the protection of human rights in Europe.
The Protocol entered into force three months after its ratification by Russia, the last state to ratify it. Slovenia ratified the Protocol on 29 June 2005.
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