Annual Reports

of the Committee of Ministers

Supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights

The Committee of Ministers’ annual report presents the status of execution of the main judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by the member States of the Council of Europe. It also provides statistics and information on new cases, cases pending or closed during the year.

Annual Report 2019

The Committee of Ministers’ annual report provides statistics relating to its supervision work under the Convention including details of new, pending, and closed cases and other information and observations on the supervision process. It also presents some of the main achievements in resolving the human rights problems revealed by the Court’s judgments noted in the implementation of cases closed during the year.

The 10-year Interlaken reform process is now reaching its conclusion, and 2019 confirmed anew the positive results achieved where the number of pending cases continues its downward trend.

The progress achieved vouches for the enhanced dialogue and shared responsibility of all actors and the commitment of member states to abide by the European Court’s judgments.

While the achievements over the decade 2010-2019 are particularly apparent when compared to the previous decade, a number of difficulties persist in the execution of certain judgments by respondent states. Thus, the need to continue to strengthen the system and boost the effectiveness and resources of the supervisory framework remains.