European Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Protocol 14, Article 15

Article 39 of the Convention shall be amended to read as follows:

Convention Article 39 : Friendly settlements

  1. At any stage of the proceedings, the Court may place itself at the disposal of the parties concerned with a view to securing a friendly settlement of the matter on the basis of respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto.
  2. Proceedings conducted under paragraph 1 shall be confidential.
  3. If a friendly settlement is effected, the Court shall strike the case out of its list by means of a decision which shall be confined to a brief statement of the facts and of the solution reached.
  4. This decision shall be transmitted to the Committee of Ministers, which shall supervise the execution of the terms of the friendly settlement as set out in the decision.