Communications by NHRIs/NGOs

Under Rule 9, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs ) may submit to the Committee of Ministers (CM) communications with regard to the execution of judgments according to Article 46, paragraph 2, of the Convention.

The Council of Europe thereby stresses the important role played by NHRIs and NGOs in the execution process. (Copenhagen Declaration)

On this webpage NHRIs and NGOs can find useful, practical information about the execution process and the submission of communications to the Committee of Ministers.

Basic principles Basic principles

The Department for the Execution (EXEC) has prepared an information note that describes the best practice on how and when to address communications to the Committee of Ministers.

Timeline Timeline

This timeline presents the most appropriate time to submit communications to the CM between two CMDH meetings:

Notifications Notifications

If you wish to receive notifications when a new document regarding cases you are interested in is published in HUDOC-EXEC, you have the possibility to subscribe to targeted RSS feeds allowing to follow action plans, action reports and communications published by the Execution Department.

 RSS feeds

Contact Contact

Submissions should be addressed to the Head of the Department to the general mailbox:

Council of Europe

DGI - Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex

  +33 (0)3 90 21 55 54
  +33 (0)3 88 41 27 93

  [email protected]