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 second part of the Committee’s latest regular human rights meeting took place in Strasbourg from 1-3 September. The Committee adopted 19 decisions concerning 12 member states during the meeting, including four Interim Resolutions concerning Cyprus v. Turkey, S.C. Polyinvest S.R.L. and others v. Romania, the Gazsó group v. Hungary, Catan and others group v. the Russian Federation.
Four Final Resolutions** were adopted by the Committee in respect of eight judgments and decisions from the European court, concerning four different states. The Committee notably decided to close infringement proceedings launched against Azerbaijan for failing to implement a judgment concerning opposition politician Ilgar Mammadov. Due to the exceptional circumstances, the first part of this meeting was carried out remotely in June. An indicative list of cases to be examined during the Committee’s next full meeting on the execution of judgments, which is due to take place from 29 September to 1 October, was also adopted.
Under Article 46 of the human rights convention, 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.
- Department for the Execution of ECHR Judgments
- Country factsheets on the execution of judgments
- Video on the supervision process
* 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.