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Other Acts 1865 (27/04/2009)

Type: Acts of the Council of Europe: Recommendation on protection of human rights in emergency situations

Authority: European Authorities - Council of Europe: Parliamentary Assembly

Date: 04/27/2009

Subject: The recommendation of the Parliamentary Assembly point out member States obligations as statute-barred by the ECHR in emergency situations. The Assembly stresses how ECHR's obligations exceptions are permitted as strictly required by the situation and only if that measures do not conflict with any other obligations under international law. Furthermore, member States are obliged to guarantee in any case a democratic set-up (i.e.freedom of speech and information, opposition's political role, etc) and the respect of the Rule of Law (i.e. effectiveness of the judicial system).

Classification: Justice - Art. 47 Justice: effective - General provisions - Art. 51 Scope - Art. 52 Scope of guaranteed rights - Respect the essence of rights - Art. 53 Level of protection

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