The Committee of Ministers has published the case-by-case decisions taken during its Human Rights meeting from 19 to 21 September, in the context of its supervision of the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.
The Committee of Ministers adopted 45 decisions concerning 20 states during the meeting, including Interim Resolutions in the following cases:
- Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungary (group)
- Catan and Others v. Russian Federation (group)
- Xenides-Arestis v. Turkey (group)
28 Final Resolutions were adopted by the Committee in respect of 72 judgments and decisions from the European Court, concerning 14 different States.
In addition, the Committee adopted an indicative list of cases to be examined during its next dedicated meeting on the execution of judgments, which will take place from 5 to 7 December 2023.
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 ensures supervision of the execution of judgments on the basis of information provided by national authorities, applicants, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and other interested parties.
Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights at national level
Following its exclusion from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation ceased to be a High Contracting Party to the European Convention on Human Rights on 16 September 2022.
As stated in its Resolution of 23 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers will continue to supervise the execution of the judgments and friendly settlements concerned and the Russian Federation is required to implement them.