Online meeting with the High Council of Justice of Ukraine

27 February 2024 Strasbourg

On 23 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments held online consultations with the High Council of Justice of Ukraine to discuss challenges and steps to be taken by the judiciary in order to implement certain judgments of the European Court of Human Rights rendered in respect of...

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Meeting with the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania

22 February 2024 Vilnius

On 19 and 20 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Vilnius, organised in cooperation with the Agent of the Government of Lithuania before the European Court. The Department’s delegation met the Minister of Justice to exchange on the progress made in the...

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Visit to Lithuania on the execution of the European Court's judgments

22 February 2024 Vilnius

On 19 and 20 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Vilnius, organised in cooperation with the Agent of the Government of Lithuania before the European Court. The Department’s delegation met representatives from the Ministries of Justice, of Health, of...

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Exchange of views with the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 

21 February 2024 Strasbourg

On 14 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the meeting of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (which examines the compliance by member States with the European Charter of Local Self–Government). This exchange of views was...

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Ukraine: Roundtable on combating discrimination and ensuring diversity

19 February 2024 Kyiv

On 13 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments virtually participated in the roundtable "Harmonisation of Ukrainian legislation with European standards in the field of combating discrimination and ensuring diversity", held in Kyiv. The event was organised by the Ministry of Foreign...

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Advance Notice: High-Level Conference in March 2024 on execution of judgments concerning involuntary detention and treatment on mental health grounds

8 February 2024 Strasbourg

On 27 March 2024, the Committee of Ministers’ Chairmanship of Liechtenstein, in collaboration with the Department for the Execution of Judgments, will organise a High-Level Conference, “’Of Unsound Mind’: Convention-compliant approaches to the execution of judgments concerning involuntary...

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Visit to Romania: Consultations on the execution of judgments concerning rights of people with mental health conditions or disabilities

7 February 2024 Bucharest

On 30 and 31 January, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Bucharest, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of Romania to the Council of Europe and with the Agent of the Government of Romania before the European Court. Representatives of the...

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Visit to Romania: Consultations on the execution of judgments concerning properties nationalised during the communist period

6 February 2024 Bucharest

On 30 and 31 January, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Bucharest, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of Romania to the Council of Europe and with the Agent of the Government of Romania before the European Court. The Department’s...

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Armenia: Workshop on reopening of domestic judicial proceedings following European Court’s judgments

31 January 2024 Yerevan

On 24-25 January, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the Workshop on the practical aspects of reopening of domestic judicial proceedings following the European Court’s judgments and decisions, held in Yerevan. The event brought together judges and judicial experts of...

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Exchange with representatives of the judiciary of Belgium, Greece, Moldova, and the United Kingdom

31 January 2024 Strasbourg

On 26 January, at the margins of the Opening of the Judicial Year of the European Court of Human Rights, the Department for the Execution of Judgments held meetings with representatives of the judiciary of several member States of the Council of Europe. With a view to further strengthening...

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Meeting with the President of the Ukrainian Supreme Court

30 January 2024 Strasbourg

On 25 January, the Department for the Execution of Judgments met the President of the Ukrainian Supreme Court, Mr Stanislav Kravchenko. The meeting focused on the Ukrainian cases, scheduled to be examined by the Committee of Ministers at its Human Rights meetings in 2024. Most importantly, at its...

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Execution of judgments against France: visit of the Prosecutor General of the Court of Cassation

19 January 2024 Strasbourg

On January 18, the Department for the Execution of Judgments met with the Prosecutor General of the French Court of Cassation, Mr Rémy Heitz, and the Attorney General, Ms Sonya Djemni-Wagner, in the presence of the Permanent Representation of France to the Council of Europe. This meeting made it...

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North Macedonia: Addressing school segregation of Roma children following the European Court’s judgment

17 January 2024 Skopje

On 16 January, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the round table “Quality Education for All”, held in Skopje, organised by the Council of Europe Education Department. The event took place in response to the European Court’s judgment Elmazova and Others v. North...

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North Macedonia: assessment of pre-trial detention supporting the execution of the European Court’s judgments

20 December 2023 Skopje

On 15 December, the Department for the Execution of the European Court’s judgments participated in a seminar for the presentation of the assessment of pre-trial detention situation in North Macedonia, organised and funded by the Council of Europe. The assessment, which will be shortly made...

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New thematic factsheet on Reproductive rights

19 December 2023 Strasbourg

The notion of “private life”, within the meaning of Article 8, is a broad concept which includes the right to personal autonomy and concepts including respect of the decisions to have or not have a child or to become genetic parents. This factsheet summarises steps taken by ten member states on...

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Co-operation with the United Nations concerning the execution of the European Court's judgments against the Russian Federation

15 December 2023 Strasbourg

This week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Russia, Mariana Katzarova, visited Strasbourg, held several meetings, including with the Secretary General and the Department for the Execution of Judgments, and held an exchange of views with the Council of...

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Publication of the Indicative annual planning of the Committee of Ministers’ Human Rights meetings

14 December 2023 Strasbourg

At its Human Rights meeting from 5 to 7 December, the Committee of Ministers for the first time published its Indicative work programme for 2024. The publication of this work programme is a novelty in the procedure and working methods for the Committee of Ministers’ Human Rights meetings....

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Ukraine: Conference on the role of the judiciary in the post-war reconstruction period

13 December 2023 Lviv

On 8 and 9 December, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the International Conference "The Role of the Judiciary in Overcoming the Challenges of War" held in Lviv, Ukraine. The event was organized by the Supreme Court in collaboration with the Ukrainian Catholic...

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Implementation of the European Court's judgments - Latest decisions by the Committee of Ministers

8 December 2023 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has published the case-by-case decisions taken during its meeting from 5 to 7 December in the context of the supervision of the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee of Ministers adopted 41...

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Study visit for the Ukrainian authorities on the execution of judgments

5 December 2023 Strasbourg

On 4 and 5 December, the Department for the Execution of Judgments organised a study visit to Strasbourg for the Office of the Government Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Ministry of Interior and the National Police of Ukraine. The study...

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1483rd CMDH meeting: the Committee of Ministers will examine the status of implementation of the European Court's judgments

4 December 2023 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to supervise the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 5 to 7 December. Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium,...

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Working Group Meeting on National Strategy for the Execution of Judgments by Azerbaijan

1 December 2023 Strasbourg

On 20 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in an online meeting of the Working Group on the National Execution Strategy and Action Plan for the Execution of Judgments and Decisions of the European Court by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The meeting took place within...

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Launching of the Advisory Council of the Government Agent of the Republic of Moldova

30 November 2023 Strasbourg

On 23 and 24 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the launching of the Advisory Council of the Government Agent of the Republic of Moldova. The Advisory Council is composed of the Government Agent and representatives of the relevant national authorities, the...

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Greece: Roundtable on the application of the new remedy in respect of poor conditions of detention

29 November 2023 Athens

On 27 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in a roundtable in Athens on the functioning of the new remedy in respect of poor conditions of detention, examined by the Committee of Ministers in the context of the Nisiotis group of cases. The event was organised by...

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Consultations on strengthening Bulgaria's national capacity to execute the European Court’s judgments

28 November 2023 Strasbourg

On 20 and 21 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments held meetings with Bulgarian legal experts and officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Finance, to discuss the Bulgarian authorities’ ongoing work aimed at establishing a formalised...

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ODIHR’s Annual Trial Monitoring Meeting in Skopje

27 November 2023 Skopje

On 23 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the Annual Trial Monitoring Meeting in Skopje, organised by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Representatives from selected OSCE field operations and civil society organisations from...

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Online consultations on execution of ECHR judgments in respect of Hungary

22 November 2023 Strasbourg

On 21 November, the Director of Human Rights and the Department for the Execution of Judgments held a videoconference with newly-appointed Deputy State Secretary Ms. Ágnes Váradi, her team from the Government Agent’s Office at the Hungarian Ministry of Justice, as well as the Permanent...

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Capacity-building event for National Human Rights Institutions

21 November 2023

On 15 November, ENNHRI (European Network of National Human Rights Institutions), EIN (European Implementation Network) and the Department for the Execution of Judgments organised a capacity-building seminar for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Strasbourg. "Implementing Judgments of...

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Visit to Croatia on the execution of the European Court's judgments

16 November 2023 Zagreb

On 15-16 November, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Croatia to discuss cases pending under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers, to strengthen cooperation, and to raise awareness of the work, practice and procedures of the Committee of Ministers and...

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Meeting of the PACE Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court

15 November 2023 Zagreb

On 13-14 November, and in follow up to the Reykjavik Declaration, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, held in the Parliament of the...

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