Public Statement by NGOs on Protocol 15

24 June 2013

“Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights must not result in a weakening of human rights protection”.

EHRAC and other leading human rights NGOs issued a public statement today, when Protocol 15 was opened for signature by Council of Europe member states. In the statement, EHRAC, along with Amnesty International, the AIRE Centre, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Interights, the International Commission of Jurists, JUSTICE, Open Society Justice Initiative and REDRESS, emphasised that the amendments to the Convention should not weaken the protection of human rights in Europe.