Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

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[Last update: 03/02/2016]

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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Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights: Parliamentary Assembly publishes a selection of examples of the impact of the Convention in States parties.
On 8 January 2016, the Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, upon request by Mr Pierre-Yves Le Borgn, Rapporteur on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and in collaboration with the Human Rights Centre of the University of Essex, United Kingdom, published an information document compiling selected examples of the positive impact of the Convention within the States Parties. Link to the document.

Turkey: Freedom of expression working group agrees 2016 actions
Issues relating to freedom of expression in Turkey have been discussed in Ankara, on 17 December 2015, by the informal working group established at the beginning of the year 2015 as part of Turkeys Action Plan to prevent violations of the European Convention on Human Rights. The group agreed notably to hold, in the first half of 2016, a high-level Conference that will feed into a review of anti-terror legislation, relevant provisions of the Penal Code, internet law, and the practical implementation of these laws, in the context of the Convention and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It is recalled that the Action Plan was adopted in 2014 notably with a view to ensuring the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights finding violations of freedom of expression.

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Committee of Ministers: decisions on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgments
Strasbourg, 10.12.2015 The Committee of Ministers today published the decisions and resolutions adopted at its 1243rd special human rights meeting (8-10 December 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.

The texts adopted concern Albania, Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, the Russian Federation, Serbia, 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 special human rights meetings will be available subsequently.

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.