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.
2018 saw anew a confirmation of the positive results of the Interlaken reform process engaged in 2010 to guarantee the long-term effectiveness of the Convention system. The total number of pending cases is thus the lowest since 2006.
The progress achieved reconfirms the enhanced dialogue engaged between all stakeholders and the commitment of member states to abide by the judgments of the European Court.
The positive results bode well for the capacity of the Convention system to consolidate and further develop the advances made, though important efforts continue to be required to meet the many new challenges that have arisen and care for what still needs to be done vis à vis numerous existing ones.