European Justice ministers claim that “substantial” reforms to the European Court of Human rights agreed under the UK’s chairmanship last week will improve human rights standards across Europe, by speeding up the handling of the most serious cases. But the Court’s President has publicly warned politicians not to interfere with the judges’ autonomy. Human rights groups spoke out against any attempt to rein in Strasbourg’s ability to rule on cases that vex national governments. AEJ Media Freedom Representative William Horsley wrote this guide to the planned changes.
(from the AEJ UK site…)