European Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Convention Article 47
- The Court may, at the request of the Committee of Ministers, give advisory
opinions on legal questions concerning the interpretation of the Convention
and the protocols thereto.
- Such opinions shall not deal with any question relating to the content or
scope of the rights or freedoms defined in Section I of the Convention and
the protocols thereto, or with any other question which the Court or the
Committee of Ministers might have to consider in consequence of any such
proceedings as could be instituted in accordance with the Convention.
- Decisions of the Committee of Ministers to request an advisory opinion of
the Court shall require a majority vote of the representatives entitled to
sit on the Committee.