General recommendations and resolutions


recommendations to member states recommendations to member states

Texts adopted in the context of the efforts following the Rome Conference 2000 to improve the efficiency of the Convention System

  • CM/Rec(2010)3
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on effective remedies for excessive length of proceedings (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 24 February 2010 at its 1077th Session)
  • CM/Rec(2008)2
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on efficient domestic capacity for rapid execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 February 2008 at 1017th Session)
  • CM/Rec(2004)6
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the improvement of domestic remedies (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 May 2004 at its 114th Session)
  • CM/Rec(2004)5
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the verification of the compatibility of draft laws, existing laws and administrative practice with standards laid down in the European Convention on Human Rights (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 May 2004 at its 114th Session)
  • CM/Rec(2004)4
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the European Convention on Human Rights concerning university education and professional training (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 May 2004 at its 114th Session)
  • CM/Rec(2002)13
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the publication and dissemination in the member states of the text of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 December 2002 at its 822nd Session)
  • CM/Rec(2000)2
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on the re-examination or reopening of certain cases at domestic level following judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 19 and 21 January 2000 at its 694th Session)

Other texts

  • GT-Ref.ECHR(2013)2 rev2
    Measures to improve the execution of the judgments and decisions of the Court, under discussion within the Ad hoc Working Party on Reform of the Human Rights Convention system, of 2 May 2013
  • CM/Res(2004)3
    Resolution of the Committee of Ministers on judgments revealing an underlying systemic problem (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 May 2004, at its 114th Session)
  • CM/Res(2002)59
    Resolution of the Committee of Ministers concerning the practice in respect of friendly settlements (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 December 2002 at the 822nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
  • CM/Res(2002)58
    Resolution of the Committee of Ministers on the publication and dissemination of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 December 2002 at the 822nd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
Other recommendations and guidelines Other recommendations and guidelines
  • R(97)20
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on hate speech (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 30 October 1997 at the 607th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
  • CM/Rec(2010)12
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on judges: independence, efficiency and responsibilities (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 17 November 2010 at the 1098th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
    1. Also available in: hrvatski, italiano, polski, română, srpskislovenčina, العربية
  • CM/Rec(2003)16
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on the execution of administrative and judicial decisions in the field of administrative law (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 September 2003 at the 851st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
    1. Also available in: yкраїнська
  • CM/Rec(2003)17
    Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to member states on enforcement (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 September 2003 at the 851st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)
    1. Also available in: русский
  • European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (website)                     
    A good practice guide on Structural measures to improve the functioning of civil and administrative justice