Briefing Paper

Implementing ECHR Protocol 16 on Advisory Opinions

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Date
March 2016

This legal briefing provides a summary of some of the proposed changes to the Rules of Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights that are intended to implement Protocol 16 to the Convention on advisory opinions. It provides an analysis of the expected impact of the proposals and identifies where there could be improvements, and includes a comparative analysis of advisory opinion procedures in other jurisdictions. The brieging was produced by lawyers at the Open Society Justice Initiative for a consultation of NGOs interested in submitting feedback to the court in regards to the proposals.

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