Rules and working methods
of the Committee of Ministers


In accordance with Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights as amended by Protocols No. 11 and No. 14, the Committee of Ministers supervises the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

This work is carried out mainly at 4 regular meetings (DH/HR meetings) every year. Documentation for these meetings takes the form of the Annotated Agenda and Order of Business. These documents are made public about 2 weeks after the meeting, as are, in general, the decisions taken in each case. The Committee of Ministers' essential function is to ensure that member states comply with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee completes each case by adopting a final resolution. In some cases, interim resolutions may prove appropriate. Both kinds of Resolutions are public.

Rules of the Committee of Ministers Rules of the Committee of Ministers
Consequences for the supervision process following entry into force of the Protocol No. 14 Consequences for the supervision process following entry into force of the Protocol No. 14
  • DGHL-Exec/Inf (2010)1, 18 May 2010
    Entry into force of Protocol No. 14: consequences for the supervision of the execution of judgments of the European Court by the Committee of Ministers
New working methods: 2010 New working methods: 2010
Former working methods: 2004 Former working methods: 2004