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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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Ozdil and Others v. Republic of Moldova

Moldova: Constitutional Court’s decision sparks review of law concerning expulsions and national security

20/11/2020

On 13 November 2020, the Moldovan Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional several provisions of the Status of Aliens Act. This decision concerns notably provisions that do not provide for the notification of the reasons for which a third country national is declared an undesirable person...

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Nevmerzhitsky v. Ukraine

Joint NGO communication on prison conditions in Ukraine

12/11/2020

The European Prison Litigation Network and Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group submitted a joint communication to the Committee of Ministers concerning the Nevmerzhitsky v. Ukraine groups of cases. They submitted that the measures taken so far by the Ukrainian authorities to address the...

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Gongadze v. Ukraine

Safety of journalists in Ukraine

10/11/2020

A new communication by the Ukrainian NGO Institute of Mass Information was submitted to the Committee of Ministers, focusing on the safety of journalists in the context of the case Gongadze v. Ukraine. In its submission the NGO expressed its concerns as to the ineffectiveness of investigations...

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Balajevs v. Latvia

Latvia adopted measures to enhance effectiveness of investigations into police ill-treatment

15/10/2020

In September 2020, the Committee of Ministers decided to end the supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Balajevs and Ostrovenecs v. Latvia. These cases concerned ill-treatment by State police escort officers in the premises of the Riga Regional Court in 2006 and 2010 and...

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Gorshkov v. Ukraine

Compulsory medical treatment in Ukraine: law changes aligned procedures with ECHR

15/10/2020

On 1 October; the Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of execution of the Gorshkov v. Ukraine case. This case concerned the deficiencies in the procedure to challenge the lawfulness of the applicant’s continued detention for compulsory medical treatment between 1997 and 2001. Following...

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