Effective domestic judicial remedies
As part of the system of protection of human rights at national level, member states have to ensure that effective domestic remedies are in place to allow everyone whose rights and freedoms as set forth in the European Convention on Human Rights are violated to seek redress before a national authority (Article 13 of the Convention). Ensuring that allegations of human rights violations can be effectively resolved at the national level plays a crucial role in the practical application of the subsidiarity principle, reflecting the fundamental role of national judicial systems and reducing the workload of the European Court of Human Rights.
The Council of Europe through its Human Rights National Implementation Division provides support to establish or improve domestic remedies to ensure that they are effective. This includes individual application to constitutional courts and remedies in case of excessive length of proceedings.
- Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination
- Supporing effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of judgments "D-REX"
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and harmonisation of national legislation and judicial practice in line with European Standards
- Enhancing the role of the supreme judicial authorities in respect of European standards in Turkey
- Support to the Ombudsperson Office and the Constitutional Court of Montenegro in applying European Human Rights Standards
* All references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation's Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.