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Moustahi v. France

Detention and expulsion of very young unaccompanied foreign minors from Mayotte to the Comoros

03/06/2021

The Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH) and the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) submitted a joint communication to the Committee of Ministers in the Moustahi case, reporting on the persistence in Mayotte (French department in the Indian...

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Zorica Jovanović v. Serbia

Missing babies in Serbia: European Court takes stock of progress

19/04/2021

On 15 April, the European Court decided to strike out two applications against Serbia concerning the disappearance of the applicants’ newborn children in State-run maternity wards in the 1980’s. Since 2013 when the judgment in Zorica Jovanović was adopted, this is the first time the Court has...

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C.G. and Others v. Bulgaria

Bulgaria: the Committee of Ministers welcomes important law reform on expulsion of aliens

15/03/2021

During its Human Rights meeting on 9-11 March, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the execution of the C.G. and Others group of cases against Bulgaria. These cases concern shortcomings in the system of judicial review of expulsion on national security grounds and detention...

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S.Z. and Kolevi c. Bulgaria

Bulgaria: Committee of Ministers examines measures to enhance criminal investigations

12/03/2021

During its Human Rights meeting on 9-11 March, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the execution of the S.Z. and Kolevi group of cases against Bulgaria. These cases concern mainly the systemic problem of ineffective investigations into killings and ill-treatment and the lack of...

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Ivanov / Burmych, Nevmerzhitsky / Sukachov, Zelenchuk and Tsytsyura v. Ukraine

Ukraine: Parliament adopts Recommendations concerning the execution of ECHR judgments

11/03/2021

On 17 February, following a hearing on “Problems of implementation by Ukraine of the ECHR judgments”, Parliament adopted two Recommendations concerning the execution by Ukraine of ECHR judgments and the reform of the system of execution of domestic judgments.1 The following three groups of ECHR...

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Siryk v. Ukraine

Ukraine: reforms to align defamation-related law and judicial practice with ECHR judgment

16/02/2021

In February 2021, the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of the execution of the ECHR judgment in Siryk v. Ukraine. This case concerned a violation of the applicant's freedom of expression due to domestic courts’ decisions finding her liable for defamation following her reporting...

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Kryzevicius v. Lithuania

Lithuania: criminal procedural law changes to protect family life

15/02/2021

In February 2021, the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of the execution of the ECHR judgment in Kryzevicius. The case concerned a violation of the applicant’s right to respect for his family life due to his punishment for refusing to testify in criminal proceedings in which his wife...

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Zelčs v. Latvia

Latvia improved legal framework of administrative detention

16/12/2020

In December 2020, the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of the execution of the ECHR judgment in Zelčs. The case concerned the applicant’s administrative detention in a police car with a view to drawing up an administrative-offence report on drink-driving, a procedure regulated by a...

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Garnaga v. Ukraine

Ukraine: end of restrictions on changing patronymic names

16/12/2020

In December 2020, the Committee of Ministers ended its supervision of execution by Ukraine of the ECHR judgment in Garnaga, concerning a violation of the applicant’s right to respect for her private life due to unjustified restrictions on changing her patronymic name. Following this judgment, in...

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Rakevich v. Russia, Morkushina v. Russia, Ryakib Biryukov v. Russia

Russia: CM closes cases concerning persons with mental disabilities and the right to a fair trial

10/12/2020

In December, the Committee of Ministers ended its supervision of execution by Russia of a group of ECHR judgments concerning irregularities in proceedings related to legal incapacitation and psychiatric hospitalisation ( Final Resolution). The Committee took note of the adoption and application...

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