London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Strasbourg Seminar

Responding to Systemic Human Rights Violations - Pilot Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and their Impact at national level

14 June 2010, The Press Room, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Seminar Programme

8:30am Registration
9.00am Welcome and Introduction
The London Metropolitan University Research on Pilot Judgments
Chair: Prof Brice Dickson (Queens University, Belfast) 
Prof. Philip Leach, Dr. Helen Hardman, Dr. Svetlana Stephenson (London  Metropolitan University), Prof. Brad Blitz (Kingston University)
Questions and discussion
10.30am Break
11.00am  Perspectives from the Court
Chair: Elisabeth Lambert, University of Strasbourg
Judge Françoise Tulkens, European Court of Human Rights – A typology of the pilot judgment procedure
Erik Fribergh, Registrar, European Court of Human Rights – The Court’s recent policy on pilot judgment procedures
Renata Degener, European Court Registry – Broniowski: developing the pilot-judgment procedure and its influence on other cases
Mikhail Lobov, European Court Registry - The Burdov (No.2) pilot procedure: lessons learned and prospects
Questions and discussion
12.30 -2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm            Perspectives from the Committee of Ministers and other Council of Europe bodies
Chair: Philip Leach, London Metropolitan University
Geneviève Mayer, Department for the Execution of Judgments - Supervising the implementation of pilot judgments
David Milner, Council of Europe - Codifying the Pilot Judgment Procedure
Anne Weber, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights – A possible role for the Commissioner for Human Rights in the pilot judgment procedure
Questions and discussion
3.15pm Break
3.45pm      National Responses
Chair: Jill Heine, Amnesty International
Speakers: Judge Wojciech Hermeliński, Constitutional Court, Poland – The influence of the Strasbourg judgments on the jurisprudence of Polish courts

Jakub Wołąsiewicz, Polish Ministry of Justice – The role of the Government agent

Prof. Barbara Randazzo, University of Milan - Looking at Italian responses to pilot judgments
Murray Hunt, Joint Committee on Human Rights – What can national parliaments do?
Olga Shepeleva, Public  Interest Law Institute, MoscowParticipation of NGOs: opportunities and challenges (the Russian experience)

Questions and discussion

5.30pm Concluding Observations
Judge Lech Garlicki, European Court of Human Rights



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