Chairman of the Committee of Ministers to raise awareness on the European Convention of Human Rights

08.06.2012 - Meeting in Tirana today, the Chairman of the Committee of Ministers Mr. Haxhinasto, welcomed the unanimous adoption of the Brighton Declaration on the future of the Court. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Haxhinasto assured the President of the European Court of Human Rights, Sir Nicolas Bratza, of the Albanian Chairmanship’s firm commitment to implement that declaration in line with the decisions adopted at the 122nd Session of the Committee of Ministers (23 May 2012). In particular, he said that Albania will focus on implementation of the Convention at national level by encouraging State Parties to develop policies and practices in line with the principles espoused by the Convention.

Furthermore, Albania will engage in a process of raising awareness on the European Convention of Human Rights by promoting the case law in national curricula.

With regard to accession of the European Union to the European Convention of Human Rights, Albania actively supports efforts made with a view to resuming the negotiation process in Strasbourg and hopes that it will be concluded soon.