SPAIN.  Epelsa - Mobba issues 2000 42
50 Aniversario de la Convención Europea de los Derechos del Hombre / 50th Anniversary of the European Convention of human rights
Date of issue :
December 2000
Size :
47 x 27 mm.
Paper :
Thermal self adhesive - multicoloured 
Imprint :
Thermal on black
Imprint varieties : 6 ( Mobba and Epelsa with 4, 5 and 6 digits )
Design :
Printer :
FNMT. Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre
Printing :
50.000.000 of labels
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The European Agreement of Human rights ( CEDH ), signed on Rome the November 4, 1950 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, founded an original system of international protection of the Human rights by which the respect of the individual rights was controlled judicially. The agreement, ratified by all the States members of the Union, restored different organisms of control located in Strasbourg :

The Commission, ordered to beforehand study requests presented by the States or, possibly, the people. 
The European Court of Human rights, to which, in case of judicial solution, the Commission or the States members can resort previous report of the Commission. 
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, that performs the function of guardian of the European Court of Human rights and whose intervention is expected in case of political solution of the discord when the cause has not been sent to the Court. 

The more time greater number of causes to instruct forced to reform the mechanism of control restored by the Agreement (addenda to the Protocol n°11) so that the 1st of November of 1998 these organisms were replaced by an only European Court of Human rights. The simplification of the structures allowed to shorten the duration of the procedures and to reinforce the judicial character of the system. 

The Council of Europe celebrated in the Farnesina of Rome, seat of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and during days 3 and 4 of November of 2000, the 50 anniversary of the European Convention of Human rights. The 41 countries that compose the Council tried to reinforce the protection of the fundamental liberties. Between the objectives of the meeting he was to adopt a resolution to equip with more means the European Court of Human rights, to approach the new paper of the Convention before the adoption on the part of the UE of an own Letter of Fundamental Rights and the abolition of the death pain, even in war time in all the states that integrate it.

Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms

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