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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Interlaken process: The carrot and the stick

Interlaken process: The carrot and the stick

Ministerial conference in Interlaken

Interlaken Conference/Interlaken Declaration/Interlaken process


Article 3

Every member of the Council of Europe must accept the principles of the rule of law and of the enjoyment by all persons within its jurisdiction of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and collaborate sincerely and effectively in the realisation of the aim of the Council as specified in Chapter I.

Article 8

Any member of the Council of Europe which has seriously violated Article 3 may be suspended from its rights of representation and requested by the Committee of Ministers to withdraw under Article 7. If such member does not comply with this request, the Committee may decide that it has ceased to be a member of the Council as from such date as the Committee may determine.

Following on from the Interlaken Conference...

Council of Europe conference adopts the ''Izmir Declaration'' on the future of the European Court of Human Rights

Ministry of Justice press release

Clarke: European Court should allow for genuine differences of national approach

26 April 2011

It is arguable that a reading of other Member States to the Council of Europe speechs at the Izir Conference run contrary to Ken Clarke sticking out a British stiff upper lip.

The UK is acting like a stubborn mule.

The UK must get past its sticking point. And fully comply with Hirst v UK (No2).

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