Just satisfaction

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Article 41 of the European Convention on Human Rights

Just satisfaction: If the Court finds that there has been a violation of the Convention or the Protocols thereto, and if the internal law of the High Contracting Party concerned allows only partial reparation to be made, the Court shall, if necessary, afford just satisfaction to the injured party.

Following the entry into force of Protocol 14, on 1st June 2010, the Committee of Ministers also supervises the execution of the terms of friendly settlements endorsed by the Court (Article 39 of Convention), including any sum that the State has agreed to pay the applicant under the terms of such a settlement. (read more...)

The procedure that the applicant must follow to obtain a swift payment is described in the transmission letter of the judgment of the Court.

Payment supervision

Applicants'communications / complaints

If you wish to obtain or communicate information concerning the payment of just satisfaction that the Court has awarded to you or submit a complaint, please contact:

by mail
Council of Europe
DGI - Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Just Satisfaction Section
Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

by fax at No

by email at


Information document

Monitoring of the payment of sums awarded by way of just satisfaction: an overview of the Committee of Ministers present practice
Memorandum CM/Inf/DH(2008)7 final, 15 January 2009