Once again the members of the European Council have failed to address the problems of the European Human Rights System. In an analysis in The Jerusalem Post, Freedom Rights Project’s Paulina Neuding argues:
The human rights institution of the Council of Europe is a unique success as a promoter of international human rights. […] It has been one of history’s most successful human rights initiatives, but today it is struggling with fundamental problems. In late April, ministers and top diplomats from 47 countries assembled in Brighton, England, to stake out the way forward. The resulting Brighton Declaration has been criticized by leading NGOs, notably Amnesty International, for undermining the European Human Rights System. But the main problem is not the declaration that came out of the Brighton meeting, but the fact that the problems at the core of the European Human Rights System once again were not addressed.
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