The scientific forum workshop was attended by leading experts in execution of a decision and implementation of practice of the European Court of Human Rights in the rule-making and enforcement activities; experts from Ukraine and other countries.
Participants of the Conferencewere congratulated by the President of Ukraine V.F. Yanukovych, Verkhovna Rada Chairman V.M. Litvin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine K.I. Grishchenko, Chairman of the Supreme Court of Ukraine P.P. Pilipchiuk.David Thor Bjorgvinsson (Iceland), Khanlar Gadjiiev (Azerbaijan), Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in retirement, Legum Doctor (LL.D.), Professor, member of the Constituent Assembly under the President of Ukraine Vladimir Butkevitch, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights ad hoc, professor of Department of Public Law Sciences, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Doctor of Law, a corresponding member of National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine Stanislav Shevchuk, head of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the University Panthéon-Assas ( Paris II) Professor Emmanuel Decaux (France), member of the Committee for Human Rights and Legal Affairs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Mevlut Chavushoglu (Turkey), UNHCR Regional Representative in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine Andrysek Oldrich (the Netherlands), Professor of International Law and International Relations at the National University "Odessa Law Academy", Doctor of Law, Professor Natalia Zielinska, a Professor of International Law Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, LL.D. Olga Butkevitch, Vice-Rector of the National University "Odessa Law Academy", Doctor of Law, Professor Viktor Dremin, Professor of Theory of State and Law of National University "Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine" Pogrebnyak Stanislav, Head of the Civil Procedure Department, Doctor of Law, Professor Minchenko Raisa, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of European Union Law and Comparative Law of the National University "Odessa Law Academy", PhD Antsupova Tatiana, Associate Professor of European and Comparative Law at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, PhD Ksenia Smirnova and others. Judge of the High Specialized Court for Civil and Criminal Cases, PhD, Sergey Stepanov — Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, Eduard Matviychuk - Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Nikolay Tochitskii - Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, Sergey Kislitsa — Head of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Anatoliy Luniachenko - Chairman of the Appeals Court of the Odessa region, Victor Alekseev - Chairman of the Odessa Administrative Court of Appeal, Valerii Balukh - Chairman of the Odessa Commercial Court of Appeal, Miroshnichenko Sergey — Prosecution Attorney of Chernigiv region, PhD, Dmitry Plechko - Legal Advisor of UNHCR Regional Representation for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, Vladimir Poselskiy - the Vice-president of the International Non-governmental Organization "Ukraine in Europe" (Paris), a doctoral student of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (France), Roman Tomashevskiy - a member of Attorneys Association "Glazov and Partners" and the others who took part in the discussion of topical issued of great concern raised at the conference.
At the plenary session and two round table meetings were discussed topical issues of restructuring the European system of Human Rights Protection, the impact of structural and systemic deficiencies of legal systems of the States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the implementation of the decisions and the practice implementation of the European Court of Human Rights; Legal groundwork for effective execution of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights; Legal groundwork for effective implementation of practice of the European Court of Human Rights
Suggestions of the participants of the conference were summarized in the resolution, which focused attention on the fact that the viability of the system of the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms falls within the scope of joint responsibility of the European Court of Human Rights and Countries-Members.
Among the key recommendations stated in Resolution must be emphasized a suggestion to establish a common database of cases under consideration in Court, individual applications and all decisions of the Court and information about their performance, establishment of non-governmental centers of application analysis, introduction of the institution of collective (not individual) statements in case of systematic violations of the Convention, providing the possibility of direct constitutional appeal for individuals, providing a sufficient number of employees of the Registry and posted lawyers (secondees), dissemination of diplomatic immunity and privileges to the judges of the ECHR and their family members to maintain their privacy.
Also, the participants of the conference developed sugesstions forVerkhovna Rada of Ukraine to establish a special parliamentary commission with the participation in it of People's Deputies of all deputy factions, judges of the different jurisdictions, academicians and representatives of civil society organizations to improve legislation on the implementation of the decisions and the application of the European Court of Human Rights; to regulate the ratio of the norms of international and domestic law, to eliminate the contradiction between the Regulations of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine on the effect of international law.
Conference participants admitted the special role of the European Court of Human Rights in the functioning of the European System of Human Rights Protection, which is a unique legal system of universal values based on the indisputable authority of the Court and on the impact of its decisions on the national legal system.
A collection of reports was publicated according to the results of the scientific workshop.