[Last update: 29/05/2015]

Execution of Judgments
of the European Court of Human Rights

Respect of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and, in particular, of the European Court of Human Rights's judgments, is a crucial element of the Council of Europe's system for the protection of human rights, rule of law and democracy and, hence, for democratic stability and European unification.


Next: 1230th Committee of Ministers Human Rights meeting
(9 - 11 June 2015)

HR (Human Rights) meetings calendar 2015

Annual Report 2014


Committee of Ministers to examine implementation of human rights judgments

Strasbourg, 26.05.2015 The representatives of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe will examine the implementation of the judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on 9-11 June 2015.

This supervisory role of the Committee of Ministers is provided for under Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The cases proposed for more detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Decisions and resolutions adopted, together with working documents, will be made public shortly after the meeting on the website of the Committee of Ministers.

Information regarding the state of execution in all cases pending before the Committee of Ministers can be found on the web site of the Department for the execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
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Securing the long-term effectiveness of the supervisory mechanism of the European Convention on Human Rights

Strasbourg, 22.05.2015
Decisions adopted at the 125th session of the Committee of Ministers on 19 May 2015

The Committee of Ministers

1. welcomed the very encouraging results achieved to date by all relevant stakeholders in the framework of the reform of the Convention system, through the implementation of the Interlaken, Izmir and Brighton Declarations, and reaffirmed the principles set out in these declarations;

2. welcomed, in particular, the measures taken by the Court to further increase the effectiveness of its work and the swift implementation of Protocol No. 14, and the resulting in a substantial decrease in the number of pending cases;

3. noted, however, the current challenges, among them the backlog of potentially admissible and well founded cases pending before the Court, the repetitive applications resulting from non execution of Courts judgments, as well as the increasing workload of the Committee of Ministers in its function of supervision of the execution of judgments;
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