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Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 3 December 2021
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Implementing ECHR judgments: latest Committee of Ministers decisions

The latest case-by-case decisions on the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. The Committee adopted 44 decisions concerning 19 member states during the meeting, including five Interim Resolutions (*) on the Gafgaz Mammadov group of cases v. Azerbaijan, the Sejdić and Finci group v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Kavala v. Turkey case, the Selahattin Demirtaş v. Turkey (no. 2) case and the Sukachov, Nevmerzhitsky group, Yakovenko group and Melnik group v. Ukraine.

30 Final Resolutions (**) were adopted by the Committee in respect of 141 judgments and decisions from the European court, concerning 15 different states.

An indicative list of cases to be examined during the Committee’s next dedicated meeting on the execution of judgments, which will take place from 8 to 10 March 2022, was also adopted.

Under Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights, judgments from the European Court of Human Rights are binding on the states concerned. The Committee of Ministers oversees the execution of judgments on the basis of information provided by the national authorities concerned, NGOs and other interested parties.


 Meeting documents

 Video on the supervision process

 Country and thematic factsheets

 Website: Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights


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Freedom of assembly: Committee of Ministers calls on Azerbaijan to bring national legislation and practice in line with the human rights convention

 Press release
Ukraine: Committee of Ministers strongly urges authorities to resolve the recurrent problem of overcrowding and inhuman conditions of detention, absence of effective remedies

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Council of Europe ministers exhort Bosnia and Herzegovina to eliminate discrimination in its electoral system


(*) An Interim Resolution is a form of decision adopted by the Committee of Ministers aimed at overcoming more complex situations requiring special attention.

(**) A Final Resolution is a Committee of Ministers decision whereby it decides to close the supervision of the execution of a judgment, considering that the respondent state has adopted all measures required in response to the violations found by the court.


European Court of Human Rights judgments in cases of human rights violations have led to the improvement of people’s lives across Council of Europe member states.


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