Committee of Ministers monitors the execution of judgments of the European
Court of Human Rights. This takes the form of either:
}individual measures, which include ensuring that payments ordered by the
Court have been made and that injured parties are restored in so far as
possible to their situation prior to their rights violation; or
which include ensuring that changes are made to a
constitution or legislation in order to avoid similar rights
violations in future.
This work is carried out in 4 meeting a year and decisions are generally
more about the Committee of Ministers' role in the execution of judgements
See the Directorate of Monitoring website on the execution of judgments of the
European Court of Human Rights. Meeting reports, press
releases, pending cases, are but a few of the many documents accessible here.
The Committee of Ministers also plays a role in other monitoring processes,
see for example the sections below on the European Social Charter and on the
Framework Convention for the Protection of Minorities.
Parliamentary Assembly of the
Council of Europe – country reports, progress reports, resolutions
The Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on
the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council
of Europe (the Monitoring
Committee) is responsible for verifying that member states are in compliance
with the Statutes of the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human
Rights and all other Council of Europe conventions to which they are
parties. It also monitors the commitments entered into by the member sates
when they accede to the Council.
The Assembly has the power to sanction states that persistently fail to
honour obligations or fail to co-operate with the monitoring process.
Sanctions, in a first phase, may take the form of non-ratification of
credentials of a national delegation to the Assembly. If serious violations
persist, the state in question may eventually be suspended from the Council
Learn more about Assembly's
monitoring procedures at:
The Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member
States of the Council of Europe
The Congress of
Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe – country-by-country reports
The Congress of Local and Regional
Authorities monitors the implementation of the European Charter of Local
Self-Government, a defining text for the Congress, to assess how local and
regional democracy in both old and newer member states is being practised. Monitoring
is carried out through different types of reports, from general country
reports to more advanced second general reports.
Learn more about this procedure and consult individual country reports
Other independent human
rights monitoring bodies