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European Court of Human Rights

a body charged with implementation of the EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. An application is now initially considered by a committee of three judges and maybe declared inadmissible immediately and without a further hearing. If, however, the application does prima facie seem admissible it will be passed to a chamber of seven judges. This chamber, if it finds the application admissible, will proceed to examine the merits of the case and will seek to achieve a friendly settlement. In the absence of such a settlement, the chamber will issue a judgment. This judgment will be final unless important issues arise within three months. In such an event, the judgment will be referred to a Grand Chamber of 17 judges. The Grand Chamber's judgment is final and may not be appealed. If an alleged violation is upheld by the Court, the responsibility lies with the defendant state to take the appropriate action to make good the identified deficiency. A state at fault may be required to pay compensation.
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The conference will review the steps taken to set up Arab Court for Human Rights, the Arab League reforms in the human rights field and the role of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and the Arab Parliament in ensuring success of the Arab Court for Human Rights.
MANAMA, May 25 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Al-Araby stressed here on Sunday the significance of creating a planned Arab Court for Human Rights to which Arab citizens can resort when they use up all relevant national methods.
He hailed the King's initiative to establish a special court for human rights in the Arab world and said the move reflected Bahrain's desire to keep pace with the aspirations of people for reform, modernisation and sustainable development.
The Prime Minister was speaking as he received at Gudaibiya Palace Arab League secretary general Dr Nabil El Araby, GCC secretary general Dr Abdullatif Al Zayani and other participants in the International Conference on the Arab Court for Human Rights, which opened at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, Hotel and Spa yesterday (May 25).
He underlined HM the King's initiative calling on the establishment of the Arab Court for Human Rights is a decisive evidence that clearly shows the Bahraini leadership's keenness to promote and develop human rights.
Al-Ghanim pointed out that the meeting would consider the draft statute of the Arab Court for Human Rights, in addition to observations made by a number of countries, adding that it was agreed to name the project "The Statute of the Arab Court of Human Rights".
The idea for the Arab Court for Human Rights came from His Majesty King Hamad last year," said National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) secretary general Dr Ahmed Farhan at a Press conference at the hotel yesterday.
Arab League Sec-Gen praised HM the King's initiative on the establishment of the Arab Court for Human Rights and Manama to host its Headquarters, an initiative that adds a new dimension to the joint Arab action in the field of promoting and protecting human rights.
HUMAN rights organisations from around the world will convene in Manama today as the International Conference of the Arab Court for Human Rights gets underway.
The meeting discussed organizing the Arab Court for Human Rights Conference that is set to be held in Bahrain by the support of the House of Representatives and Shura Council and will be jointly organized by the Arab League, NIHR and ANHR.
Manama, October 6th (BNA) --Bahrain News Agency (BNA) held a forum on the Arab Court for Human Rights, which Kingdom of Bahrain will embrace its main headquarters, reviewing, through specialists in the human rights issue, the nature of the similar courts and the trials took place in them.
He was speaking as he received at Sakhir Palace, in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, Arab League Secretary-General Dr Nabil El Araby, who is in Bahrain to attend the Manama conference to discuss the King's initiative on establishing an Arab Court for Human Rights.