Article 41 of the European Convention on Human Rights:
If the Court finds that there has been a violation of the Convention or the Protocols thereto, and if the internal law of the High Contracting Party concerned allows only partial reparation to be made, the Court shall, if necessary, afford just satisfaction to the injured party.
Following the entry into force of Protocol 14, on 1st June 2010, the Committee of Ministers also supervises the execution of the terms of friendly settlements endorsed by the Court (Article 39 of Convention), including any sum that the State has agreed to pay the applicant under the terms of such a settlement. (read more...)
The procedure that the applicant must follow to obtain a swift payment is described in the transmission letter of the judgment of the Court.
Payment has been made (a deadline of 2 months to complain or make observations)
For the following two types of cases, the applicant has two months from the date of publication of the lists to submit a complaint if there is a problem. Once this deadline has passed the applicant is considered as having accepted payment of the sums on the State’s terms and conditions.
- Just satisfaction paid within the deadline
- Payment outside the deadline - information relating to payment or non-payment
of default interest received
Payment has not been made or is incomplete
For the first type of cases, the Department for the Execution of judgments of the ECtHR has not received written confirmation of the payment of just satisfaction from the national authorities or the information is incomplete.
For the second type of cases, payment has been confirmed but outside the deadline, and with no indication of the default interest.
If you wish to obtain or communicate information concerning the payment of just satisfaction that the Court has awarded to you or submit a complaint, please contact:
Council of Europe
DGI - Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
Department for the Execution of Judgments of the ECHR
Just Satisfaction Section
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex