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CM Rules for the supervision of execution of ECHR judgments

headline 6 July 2022 Strasbourg

By a decision of 6 July, the Committee of Ministers clarified that communications under Rule 9.2 may include, without being limited to, communications from organisations such as bar associations, law societies or other lawyers’ associations. Rules of the Committee of Ministers for the supervision...

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Consultations with Supreme Courts of Belgium and Greece

23-24 June 2022 Strasbourg

On 23 and 24 June, representatives of the Execution Department held consultations in the premises of the European Court with the presidents of the supreme courts of Belgium (Court of Cassation, Council of State and Constitutional Court) and Greece (Court of Cassation and Court of Audit). During...

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Online meeting on implementing decisions of the African, European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights and UN Treaty Bodies

20 June 2022

On 20 June, representatives of the Execution Department took part in a virtual meeting regarding monitoring compliance with decisions of international courts of human rights and of UN Treaty Bodies. The meeting was organised by the Registry of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights....

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Execution by Romania of ECHR judgments concerning rights of people with mental health conditions or disabilities

21-22 June 2022 Bucharest

On 21-22 June, representatives of the Department for the Execution of Judgments had meetings in Bucharest, organised with the support of the Agent of the Government of Romania before the European Court of Human Rights. The exchanges focused on the implementation of measures to prevent further...

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Mission to Poland on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning access to lawful abortion

20-21 June 2022 Warsaw

On 20-21 June, representatives of the Department for the Execution of Judgments visited Warsaw to discuss the outstanding issues for the execution of the European Court’s judgments concerning effective access to lawful abortion in Poland (in the cases of Tysiac, R.R. and P. and S.). The...

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New thematic factsheet on Protection of Property

20 June 2022 Strasbourg

The Execution Department issued today a new thematic factsheet on Protection of Property. The European Convention on Human Rights enunciates the principle of the peaceful enjoyment of one’s property and subjects its deprivation to conditions, protecting a person against unjustified interference...

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Urgent action needed to improve living conditions of persons with mental disabilities

20 June 2022 Strasbourg

During its Human Rights meeting from 8 to 10 June, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the Stanev case against Bulgaria, concerning various human rights violations related to the placement in social care homes of persons with mental disabilities. The Committee insisted on urgent...

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Northern Ireland Troubles Bill: Council of Europe asks the UK for detailed information on compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights

17 June 2022 Strasbourg

The 46-nation Council of Europe has sent a list of detailed questions to the UK authorities asking how proposals contained in the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) will comply with the European Convention on Human Rights. The questions were sent by the Council of Europe’s...

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Implementation of ECHR judgments concerning Russia: the Committee of Ministers continues their examination and adopts decisions

16 June 2022 Strasbourg

During its Human Rights meeting on 8-10 June, the Committee continued to examine and adopt decisions on ECHR judgments concerning Russia whose execution is pending, although following the decision of the Committee of Ministers adopted on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation is no longer a...

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Bulgaria: Positive new proposals made but urgent steps still needed to reduce the Chief Prosecutor’s influence on the Supreme Judicial Council to be elected in 2022

15 June 2022 Strasbourg

During its Human Rights meeting from 8 to 10 June, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers examined the S.Z. and Kolevi group of cases against Bulgaria which concern mainly the systemic problem of ineffective criminal investigations, as well as the lack of independence of criminal...

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