Latest developments


Vasilescu c. Belgium

A Belgian NHRI submits a communication on conditions of detention in prisons

10/09/2019
In the Vasilescu group of cases, the Conseil central de surveillance pénitentiaire (CCSP) submitted a communication to the Committee of Ministers related to structural problems of prison overcrowding, poor material conditions of detention and the lack of effective domestic remedies to complain...
Khan v. France

French NHRI submits a communication on unaccompanied foreign minors

04/09/2019
The Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH) has submitted a communication to the Committee of Ministers in the case of Khan, highlighting shortcomings in the reception system for unaccompanied foreign minors. In its judgment of February 2019, the Court found a violation of...
Tchokontio Happi v. France

The French Ombudsman submits a communication on the implementation of the DALO law (enforceable right to housing)

17/09/2019
The Défenseur des droits of the French Republic has submitted a communication to the Committee of Ministers in the case of Tchokontio Happi. This case concerns the non-execution of a final judgment of 2010 ordering the applicant’s priority and urgent rehousing under the DALO law. In April 2015,...
S.Z. v. Bulgaria and Kolevi v. Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Round table on effective investigations into killings and ill-treatment

17/06/2019
On 20 and 21 June the Department for the Execution of the European Court’s Judgments is organising a round table in Sofia on the Strasbourg Court’s judgments against Bulgaria concerning ineffective investigations into violations of the right to life and the prohibition of torture and other forms...
Matiosaitis v. Lithuania

Lithuania amends law allowing review of life sentences

07/06/2019
During its Human Rights meeting of 4-6 June, the Committee of Ministers decided to end its supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Matiosaitis v. Lithuania, which concerned the legal impossibility for life prisoners to obtain a review of their sentences and the lack of...
Yengo v. France

French NHRIs submit a communication on conditions of detention

03/05/2019
The Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH) and the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) submitted to the Committee of Ministers a joint communication in the Yengo case concerning the conditions of detention in France and the absence of effective...
Oleynikov v. Russia

Russian Federation: law on foreign state immunity changes after ECHR judgment

30/04/2019
During its meeting of 24 April, the Committee of Ministers decided to end its supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Oleynikov v. Russia. In this case, the applicant had lent the Counsellor of the North Korean Office of Trade USD 1,500, which the latter failed to repay....
Svinarenko and Slyadnev v. Russia

Use of metal cages in courtrooms - Russian NHRI submits communication

25/04/2019
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation submitted to the Committee of Ministers her first communication on Svinarenko and Slyadnev where the Court held in July 2014 that the applicants’ confinement in a metal cage in the courtroom during criminal proceedings amounted to...
Lachiri v. Belgium

Belgian equality body submits communication on case concerning freedom of religion

05/04/2019
The Belgian Inter-Federal Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Fight against Racism and Discrimination (UNIA) has submitted to the Committee of Ministers a communication in the Lachiri case. This case concerns the applicant's exclusion from the courtroom of a tribunal for refusing to remove her...
Corallo v. the Netherlands

Netherlands - NHRI submits communication on case concerning police detention

19/03/2019
The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights submitted to the Committee of Ministers a communication on the case of Corallo. The case concerns the conditions of detention in the Philipsburg Police Station in Sint Maarten (Caribbean part of the Netherlands). The Strasbourg Court held in October 2018...