Reform of the Reform: The European Court of Human Right’s Endless Quest for Efficient Justice
17 Pages Posted: 12 Jun 2010
Date Written: June 10, 2010
This article addresses the changes to be introduced in the edifice of the European Convention on Human Rights through the 14th Protocol. Particular attention will be paid on the impact of the said amendments on cases relating to property claims initiated by Cypriot nationals against Turkey. In essence, along with a bird’s eye view to institutional issues and restructuring, the author will present the two latest reforms in the judicial system of the Court. Protocols Nos. 11 and 14 are oriented in rendering the Strasbourg Court more efficient and delve upon its quasi-constitutional nature in the European judicial setting. The reforms are not only of procedural interest. They will have a significant impact on the handling of Loizidou-type of cases. It is this impact that will be also explored.
Keywords: ECtHR, ECHR, reform, Protocol 14
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