Monday 28 September 2009

Better Working Conditions for ECHR Judges

The Strasbourg docket may be filled to the brim and the work of the judges very demanding, but their status and conditions of service has now at least become more clearly regulated. On 23 September the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM/Res(2009)5 'on the status and conditions of service of judges of the European Court of Human Rights and of the Commissioner for Human Rights'. Amongst others, as far as I am aware, this for the first time introduces a pension scheme for the Court's judges. In addition it regulates other conditions of service, bringing them much more in line with those of personnel working for the Council of Europe.