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Freedom of expression in Ukraine – Seminars for Judges and Journalists

30 April 2021

On 28 April, a seminar for judges and journalists was organised by the Execution Department, in cooperation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine in the context of the project “Legal Education in the field of freedom of expression in Ukraine”. Representatives of the judiciary and media...

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Guidance for NHRIs on implementation of ECHR judgments

26 April 2021

On 26 April, ENNHRI launched an interactive resource hub with guidance on the implementation of ECHR judgments, which was funded by DG1 and supported by the Execution Department. Its aim is to support and guide NHRIs in their efforts to enhance their work on the implementation of the ECHR...

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New thematic factsheet - execution of ECHR judgments concerning freedom of expression

21 April 2021

The Execution Department issued today a new thematic factsheet focusing on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning freedom of expression. As underlined by the European Court, freedom of expression is one of the primary conditions for the progress of a democratic society and for the development...

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Progress despite COVID in 2020, but further efforts are needed

Implementing ECHR judgments: Annual Report 2020

31 March 2020 Strasbourg

States across Europe are continuing to make progress on implementing judgments from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers. However, further efforts are needed to tackle...

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Romania: strengthening protection from hate crime targeting LGBTI persons

24 March 2021

On 23 March, at the invitation of the Agent of the Government of Romania before the ECtHR, the Execution Department held online consultations with representatives of Romanian authorities on the latest developments and next steps planned to enhance the criminal justice system’s response to hate...

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

12 March 2021

The latest decisions adopted on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights have been published by the Committee of Ministers. During its 1398th Human Rights meeting, the Committee adopted 40 decisions concerning 21 member States. Two interim resolutions were adopted...

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Execution by Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Sejdić and Finci group of ECHR judgments

19 February 2021

The Director of Human Rights and the Execution Department carried out this week four-day long online consultations with national authorities and representatives of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the long-pending execution of the Sejdić and Finci group of ECHR judgments...

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Children’s rights - New thematic factsheet

10 February 2021

The Execution Department issued today a new thematic factsheet focusing on the execution of ECHR judgments concerning the rights of the child. The European Court has underlined the children’s need for special protection due to their vulnerability. Thus, every child has the right to measures of...

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Execution by France of ECHR judgments

9 February 2021

The execution department organised today a teleconference with the French authorities (Government Agent’s Office and the Permanent Representation of France to the Council of Europe) in order to discuss issues concerning the execution of certain ECHR judgments. The discussions focused on the M.A....

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Greece: teleconference on the execution of ECHR judgments

5 February 2021

On 3 February, the Department organised a teleconference with the Greek Government Agent’s Office which provided the occasion to take stock of the progress attained in the execution of ECHR judgments concerning Greece during 2020 (as of January 2021 the pending cases had dropped to 120), and to...

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