Ukraine: round table on current legislative initiatives for the implementation of the European Court's judgments

16 April 2024 Kyiv

On 9 April, the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights participated virtually in the Round Table Discussion of Current Legislative Initiatives, which took place in Kyiv. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Justice and his deputies, the Agent of the...

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Visit to the Republic of Moldova on the execution of the European Court’s judgments

16 April 2024 Chișinău

On 3-5 April, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to the Republic of Moldova. The aim of the visit was to discuss cases pending under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers and to raise awareness of the relevant practice and procedures of the Committee of...

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Second meeting of the Advisory Council of the Government Agent of the Republic of Moldova

15 April 2024 Chișinău

On 28 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in Chișinău at the second meeting 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,...

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Training for the Ombudsman’s office of the Republic of Moldova on the supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgments

15 April 2024 Chișinău

On 27 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a training for the Ombudsman of the Republic of Moldova and his office. They were instructed on the system of supervision of execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and presented with an overview of...

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Event on safety of journalists and other media actors in Ukraine

12 April 2024 Strasbourg

On 9 April, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the event “Safety of Journalists and Other Media Actors in Ukraine in the Context of Martial Law”. The event was organised in the context of the Council of Europe Project "Safeguarding Freedom of Expression and Freedom of...

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Latest Annual Report on the execution of the European Court's judgments and decisions: significant progress, but important challenges remain

11 April 2024 Strasbourg

The latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers highlights significant progress on implementing judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in 2023, whilst underlining that several important challenges remain. According to the report, the Committee...

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Execution of cases against the Russian Federation: Enhanced visibility

10 April 2024 Strasbourg

It is recalled that although the Russian Federation ceased to be a member of the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022 (CM/Res(2022)2), the Committee continues to supervise the execution of the judgments against it and the Russian authorities must comply with them (CM/Res(2022)3, § 7). The Committee...

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High-Level Conference, “’Of Unsound Mind’: Convention-compliant approaches to the execution of judgments concerning involuntary detention and treatment on mental health grounds”

2 April 2024 Strasbourg

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

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Expert meeting on judicial independence and the Rule of Law in Poland

29 March 2024 Warsaw

On 26 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in the expert meeting on judicial independence and the Rule of Law in Poland, organised in Warsaw by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The meeting gathered experts from the Government, the...

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Bulgaria: Roundtables and meetings in Sofia on execution of the European Court’s judgments

28 March 2024 Sofia

On 19 and 21 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated in two round tables organised in Sofia on the execution of judgments of the European Court in respect of Bulgaria concerning the failure to prevent deaths of children placed in public care and lack of prompt and...

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

28 March 2024 La Valette

On 20 and 21 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Valletta, organised in cooperation with the State Advocate of Malta. The Department’s delegation held detailed discussions with representatives from the Ministries for Justice and Reform of the Construction...

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Visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina on the execution of the European Court’s judgments

27 March 2024 Sarajevo

On 25-26 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments carried out a mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, organised in close cooperation with the Permanent Representation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Council of Europe. The aim of the visit was to discuss cases pending under the...

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High-Level Conference "Of Unsound Mind": Convention-compliant approaches to the execution of judgments concerning involuntary detention and treatment on mental health grounds

26 March 2024 Strasbourg

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

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Serbia: Roundtable in Belgrade on prevention of ill-treatment by police officers and effective investigations in this respect

25 March 2024 Belgrade

On 19 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments participated online in a round table organised in Belgrade on the execution of judgments of the European Court in relation to Serbia concerning ill-treatment by police officers during questioning and ineffective investigations into such...

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The Committee of Ministers condemns Russia for Alexey Navalnyy’s death, calls for independent international investigation

21 March 2024 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has strongly condemned the Russian authorities for the recent death of Alexey Navalnyy. At the Committee’s latest quarterly meeting on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights, it called for an international commission...

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Lithuania: Council of Europe urges action on gender reassignment law

20 March 2024 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has exhorted Lithuania to adopt clear laws covering gender reassignment surgery, in line with a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights more than 15 years ago. At its latest quarterly meeting on the implementation of the Court's judgments,...

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

15 March 2024 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has published the case-by-case decisions taken during its meeting from 12 to 14 March 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 40...

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Study Visit of Ukrainian judicial authorities on the execution of the Court’s judgments

13 March 2024 Strasbourg

On 11-12 March, the Department for the Execution of Judgments hosted the study visit of several Ukrainian judicial bodies, notably the Supreme Court, the High Council of Justice, and the High Qualification Commission of Judges, with the participation of the Government Agent of Ukraine before the...

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1492nd CMDH meeting: the Committee of Ministers will examine the status of implementation of the European Court's judgments

12 March 2024 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 12 to 14 March. Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia,...

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Informal exchange of views of the Committee of Ministers with representatives of Russian NGOs relating to cases against the Russian Federation

11 March 2024 Strasbourg

Since the expulsion of the Russian Federation from the Council of Europe over its war of aggression in Ukraine, and the subsequent failure of Russia to communicate with the Committee or meet its continued obligations to implement the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, the Committee...

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High-level meeting with the Polish authorities to discuss cases concerning the rule of law

29 February 2024 Warsaw

On 26 and 27 February, the Department for the Execution of Judgments accompanied the Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Mr Christos Giakoumopoulos, and the Secretary to the Venice Commission, Ms Simona Granata-Menghini, in the high level-meetings in Warsaw with the Ministry of...

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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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