[Last update: 24/04/2015]

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.


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Annual Report 2014


of the Committee of Ministers, 2014 now online

(Version franaise)

Execution of judgments: Encouraging results in 2014 record number of cases closed

Strasbourg, 23.03.2015 - The Committee of Ministers today made public the annual report for 2014 on its supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

In accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, the Committee of Ministers is responsible for supervising the execution of the Courts judgments by the states concerned.

2014 statistics confirm the positive trend noted since 2011. They reveal a continuing decrease in the total number of pending cases, as well as a historical record number of cases closed by the Committee following the adoption of necessary execution measures by national authorities.

At the same time, the report shows that the execution of cases revealing important structural problems remains a major challenge: control of action of security forces, detention conditions, the efficiency of the judiciary, detention practices, restrictions of property rights.

The 2014 report illustrates the positive impact of the efforts undertaken to guarantee the long term effectiveness of the Convention system, whilst underlining that the development of better synergies, between the domestic and European actors, remains crucial. This shared responsibility is also at the centre of a High Level Conference organised by the Belgian Chair of the Committee of Ministers in Brussels the forthcoming 26-27 March.

Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

Strasbourg, 13.03.2015 The Committee of Ministers has made public today the decisions and resolutions adopted at its 1222nd special human rights meeting (11-12 March 2015) during which it has examined the state of implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

The list of the cases which were subjected to a more detailed examination is presented on the website of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as on that of the Committee of Ministers.

The texts adopted concern Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

The list of cases foreseen for the Committee of Ministers examination at its forthcoming meetings (9-11 June, 22-24 September and 8-10 December 2015) is now also available.

More information on the execution process and on the state of execution in all cases pending for supervision as well as important reference texts can be found on the website of the Department for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and in the Committee of Ministers Annual Reports on its execution supervision.