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Romania: Constitutional Court rules unconstitutional civil code provisions concerning persons with psychosocial disabilities

headline 16 July 2020

On 16 July, the Constitutional Court of Romania ruled unconstitutional Article 164, paragraph 1, of the Civil Code, which enables courts to assign incapacity to adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. The Committee of Ministers has expressed serious concerns about these...

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New factsheet on effective investigations into death or ill-treatment by security forces

10 July 2020

The Execution Department published today the second thematic factsheet on effective investigations into death or ill-treatment caused by security forces. In cases where the European Court of Human Rights finds a violation of the right to life or of the prohibition of torture for failure to...

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France: The Court of Cassation draws lessons from the ECtHR judgment concerning conditions of detention

10 July 20220

The Court of Cassation draws lessons from the violation found by the European Court of Human Rights against France on account of the inadequate conditions of detention in several prisons and remand prisons and the lack of any remedy before the French authorities to remedy the situation...

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HELP conference “Marking 70 years of ECHR in critical times”

8 July 2020 Strasbourg

On 8-9 July the Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme holds its Annual Network Conference “Marking 70 years of ECHR in critical times”, for the first time in a fully online format. The conference aims notably to mark the 70th anniversary of the ECHR, to...

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Ukraine: Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional criminal code provision concerning judges’ liability

16 June 2020

On 11 June, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared unconstitutional Article 375 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, which provided for the liability of judges for the “delivery of a knowingly unfair judgment”. The Committee of Ministers has expressed concern about this provision and its...

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Video conference with the Ukrainian Constitutional Court

15 June 2020

On 10 June, the Execution Department held a video conference with the President and Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, and the members of its Secretariat. Discussions focused on the state of play and developments concerning the execution by Ukraine of European Court judgments...

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Execution Department organised a webinar for lawyers of Serbian Government Agent Office

15 June 2020 Strasbourg

Lawyers from the Government Agent Office in Serbia took part in a webinar organised on 11 June by the Execution Department. The webinar aimed at further sharpening the Government Agent Office staff’s technical skills and knowledge about drafting and submitting communications to the Committee of...

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First part of the 1377th DH meeting through a written procedure

The Committee of Ministers adopts new decisions on the implementation of the European Court's judgments

4 June 2020 Strasbourg

Due to the exceptional circumstances, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has decided to reorganise its 1377th DH meeting. Part of the cases on the agenda were examined through a written procedure on 4 June and the rest will be examined at a physical meeting on 1-3 September (1377th...

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Organisation of forthcoming Human Rights meetings

15 May 2020 Strasbourg

Given the extraordinary circumstances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deputies have decided to reorganise their 1377th DH meeting of June 2020. This meeting will be divided in two parts: part of the cases on the agenda will be examined through a written procedure on 4 June, and the rest will...

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Albania: The European Court finds effective scheme for compensating owners of nationalised property

14 May 2020

In a decision of 7 May, the European Court of Human Rights endorsed as an effective remedy the new Albanian scheme for compensating former owners of property nationalised during the communist era. The case of Beshiri and Others is the first case where the European Court examined the new scheme...

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