[Last update: 21/11/2014]

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.





Event

Next: 1214th Committee of Ministers Human Rights meeting
(2 - 4 December 2014)


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News

Committee of Ministers to examine implementation of human rights judgments

Strasbourg, 12.11.2014 - 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 2-4 December 2014.

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 Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, the Slovak Republic, Turkey and Ukraine (list below).

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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Round Table on the action plans and report of states for the execution of the judgments of the european court: current practice and future perspectives

On 13-14 October 2014, Council of Europe (Department for Execution of Judgments) organised a Round Table in Strasbourg dedicated to Action Plans / Reports for the execution of judgments of the European Court.

Action Plans / Reports constitute one of the pillars of the new twin-track supervision procedure which was introduced in January 2011. They are the illustration of the principle of subsidiarity according to which the primary responsibility of execution belongs to States. Three years after the implementation of the new procedure, the Round Table aimed at taking stock of the practice and possible difficulties encountered in the elaboration of action plans / reports as well as exploring their potential for the future.
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Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments

Strasbourg, 26.09.2014 The Committee of Ministers has made public today the decisions and resolutions adopted at its third special human rights meeting (23-25 September 2014) during which it has examined the state of implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The list of examined cases is presented on the website of the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

The texts adopted concern Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

More information on the execution process and on the state of execution in all cases pending for supervision as well as important reference texts (including the new working methods) can be found on the special 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.