|Dr. Boštjan Zupančič, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights visited the Constitutional Court|
22 February - President Professor Omejec together with the judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia received on Friday Dr. Boštjan Zupančič, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights elected in respect of the Republic of Slovenia. Judge Zupančič addressed the Ministerial Conference on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights held in Interlaken, Switzerland on 18 and 19 February 2010. The aim of the Conference, which was organised by the Swiss Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, was to reaffirm member states’ commitment to protecting human rights in Europe, and their determination to enable the European Court of Human Rights, which is a vital cog in the protection mechanism, to cope with the growing volume of applications. They also discussed the Protocol No 14 to the Convention, which will finally enter into force on 1 June 2010, six years after it was opened for signature, since the Russian Federation, as the last 47th State Party, deposited the instrument of its ratification.