When the European Court of Human Rights finds a violation, the country in question often has to take compliance measures and to amend parts of its legislation. The Court’s judgments also lead to frequent evolutions of national tribunals’ case-law.
 

  • Austria ended the monopoly applying to television
  • Belgium amended its laws on homeless people and adopted measures to prohibit any discrimination against children born outside marriage
  • Bulgaria created an alternative to military service for conscientious objectors
  • Croatia introduced an effective remedy against the excessive length of court proceedings
  • the Czech Republic passed a new bankruptcy law
  • Denmark extended the right not to belong to a trade union
  • Finland amended its law on child custody and visiting rights
  • France, Spain and the United Kingdom passed laws on telephone tapping
  • Germany gave celebrities a greater right not to have their private photographs published
  • Greece improved detention conditions for foreigners awaiting deportation
  • Hungary introduced fairer decision-making with regard to prolongation of remand in custody
  • Ireland decriminalised homosexual acts
  • Italy made it compulsory for defence lawyers to appear before the Court of Cassation
  • Latvia abolished discriminatory language tests for election candidates
  • Moldova recognised freedom of religion
  • the Netherlands amended its legislation on the detention of patients with mental illnesses
  • Poland introduced an effective compensation system for certain persons whose property had been expropriated following the Second World War
  • Romania cancelled provisions making it possible to annul final court decisions
  • the Russian Federation improved the provision of social welfare for the victims of Chernobyl
  • the Slovak Republic amended its legislation on child placement
  • Slovenia took measures to prevent ill-treatment by the police
  • Sweden amended its provisions on public trials
  • Switzerland reviewed its criminal court system and criminal procedures
  • Turkey abolished the presence of military judges in state security courts
  • Ukraine amended its libel legislation
  • the United Kingdom banned corporal punishment in schools.