Published: 1 Jun 2010 | By Alice Pillar

The practical implications of Protocol 14 to the ECHR



Following its ratification by Russia in January 2010, Protocol 14 to the ECHR entered into force on 1 May this year. Its main focus is to improve the functioning of the ECtHR, which is currently overburdened by the number of individual applications. Its provisions include the introduction of a new ‘filtering mechanism’, a new admissibility crtierion, and a strengthened role for friendly settlements.

In this article, Alice Pillar outlines the provisions and implications of Protocol 14 in greater detail. To read the article in full, please click on the link below.