A State condemned by the European Court of Human Rights is obliged to adopt individual measures such as a restitution or the re-opening of the procedure. The Court may also order the State to pay the applicant a sum of money as “just satisfaction”, in that the money in question serves as compensation and erases the consequences for the victim.
 

  • in Azerbaijan, an applicant who had been wrongfully dismissed was reinstated
  • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an applicant’s savings were restored to her
  • in Bulgaria, the Principal State Prosecutor asked for the re-opening of a trial, judged to be unfair
  • in Croatia, an applicant was given back his passport, held by the authorities
  • in Cyprus, an applicant was able to vote
  • in the Czech Republic, an applicant was awarded a retirement pension that had been suspended
  • in Finland, parents were able to give their son the name of their choice, which had been rejected by the authorities
  • in Georgia, an applicant who had been arbitrarily detained was released
  • in Germany, the father of a child born out of wedlock and abandoned by his mother was granted custody
  • in Greece, applicants were able to open a school
  • in Hungary, a historian was granted access to classified documents
  • in Latvia, an applicant detained in conditions unsuited to his age (84 years) was released
  • in Lithuania, data relating to an applicant were erased from the list of foreigners forbidden to reside in the country
  • in Moldova, a church was recognised and registered
  • in Montenegro, the person unlawfully occupying the applicant’s apartment was evicted
  • in Poland, the record of an applicant’s conviction for libel was erased
  • in Portugal, a father was once more allowed to see his son
  • in Romania, former owners of nationalised properties were able to recover their assets or receive compensation
  • in the Russian Federation, an applicant was granted citizenship
  • in the Slovak Republic, an applicant was able to challenge a paternity decision
  • in Switzerland, a father was able to find his child, taken by the child’s mother and kept concealed in Mozambique
  • in Turkey, bans on political activities imposed on members of dissolved parties were lifted
  • in the United Kingdom, an applicant was acknowledged as being the victim of chemical tests during his military service and, as a result, his pension was increased.