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Execution of ECHR judgments concerning freedom of religion – New factsheet

headline 24 September 2020

The Execution Department published today the third thematic factsheet on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning freedom of religion. The European Court has underlined that freedom of religion is one of the foundations of a democratic society within the meaning of the Convention. Pluralism,...

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Why should implementation of ECtHR judgments matter to NHRIs?

10 September 2020

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, in cooperation with the European Implementation Network and the Department for the Execution of Judgments, organises today the first webinar on the effective implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. The sessions...

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Bulgaria: envisaged statutory and constitutional reforms still far from meeting ECHR requirements concerning effective investigations

4 September 2020

During its meeting on 1-3 September, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the execution of the S.Z. and Kolevi judgments against Bulgaria. These cases concern the systemic problem of ineffective investigations into killings and ill-treatment and the lack of guarantees for the...

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The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

4 September 2020 Strasbourg

The latest decisions adopted on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Committee of Ministers. During its "Human Rights" meeting of September, the Committee adopted 19 decisions concerning 12 member States. Final resolutions were adopted...

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NHRIs webinars on the execution of ECHR judgments

13 August 2020

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, the European Implementation Network and the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the Council of Europe cooperate to deliver a series of four webinars on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in...

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Romania: Constitutional Court rules unconstitutional civil code provisions concerning persons with psychosocial disabilities

16 July 2020

On 16 July, the Constitutional Court of Romania ruled unconstitutional Article 164, paragraph 1, of the Civil Code, which enables courts to assign incapacity to adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. The Committee of Ministers has expressed serious concerns about these...

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New factsheet on effective investigations into death or ill-treatment by security forces

10 July 2020

The Execution Department published today the second thematic factsheet on effective investigations into death or ill-treatment caused by security forces. In cases where the European Court of Human Rights finds a violation of the right to life or of the prohibition of torture for failure to...

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France: The Court of Cassation draws lessons from the ECtHR judgment concerning conditions of detention

10 July 20220

The Court of Cassation draws lessons from the violation found by the European Court of Human Rights against France on account of the inadequate conditions of detention in several prisons and remand prisons and the lack of any remedy before the French authorities to remedy the situation...

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HELP conference “Marking 70 years of ECHR in critical times”

8 July 2020 Strasbourg

On 8-9 July the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme holds its Annual Network Conference “Marking 70 years of ECHR in critical times”, for the first time in a fully online format. The conference aims notably to mark the 70th anniversary of the ECHR, to...

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Ukraine: Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional criminal code provision concerning judges’ liability

16 June 2020

On 11 June, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared unconstitutional Article 375 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, which provided for the liability of judges for the “delivery of a knowingly unfair judgment”. The Committee of Ministers has expressed concern about this provision and its...

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