Latest developments


Yengo v. France

French NHRIs submit a communication on conditions of detention

03/05/2019
The Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme (CNCDH) and the Contrôleur général des lieux de privation de liberté (CGLPL) submitted to the Committee of Ministers a joint communication in the Yengo case concerning the conditions of detention in France and the absence of effective...
Oleynikov v. Russia

Russian Federation: law on foreign state immunity changes after ECHR judgment

30/04/2019
During its meeting of 24 April, the Committee of Ministers decided to end its supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Oleynikov v. Russia. In this case, the applicant had lent the Counsellor of the North Korean Office of Trade USD 1,500, which the latter failed to repay....
Svinarenko and Slyadnev v. Russia

Use of metal cages in courtrooms - Russian NHRI submits communication

25/04/2019
The High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation submitted to the Committee of Ministers her first communication on Svinarenko and Slyadnev where the Court held in July 2014 that the applicants’ confinement in a metal cage in the courtroom during criminal proceedings amounted to...
Lachiri v. Belgium

Belgian equality body submits communication on case concerning freedom of religion

05/04/2019
The Belgian Inter-Federal Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Fight against Racism and Discrimination (UNIA) has submitted to the Committee of Ministers a communication in the Lachiri case. This case concerns the applicant's exclusion from the courtroom of a tribunal for refusing to remove her...
Corallo v. the Netherlands

Netherlands - NHRI submits communication on case concerning police detention

19/03/2019
The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights submitted to the Committee of Ministers a communication on the case of Corallo. The case concerns the conditions of detention in the Philipsburg Police Station in Sint Maarten (Caribbean part of the Netherlands). The Strasbourg Court held in October 2018...
Ramishvili v. Georgia

Violation of prisoners’ voting rights in Georgia leads to constitutional amendment

18/03/2019
During its HR meeting of 12-14 March, the Committee of Ministers decided to end its supervision of the execution of the European Court’s judgment in Ramishvili v. Georgia which concerns the applicant convict’s inability to vote in the 2008 parliamentary elections due to the general, automatic and...
Zorica Jovanović v. Serbia

Round table on truth-finding mechanism for “missing babies” in Serbia

28/02/2019
On 28 January 2019, the Department for the Execution of the European Court’s Judgment Head of Section participated in a round table in Belgrade aimed at streamlining the efforts to introduce a truth-finding mechanism to establish the fate of the so-called “missing babies” (mostly babies who went...
Beneficio Cappella Paolini v. San Marino

San Marino aligns land expropriation procedures with ECHR

18/01/2019
The Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of execution by San Marino of a Court's judgment (Beneficio Cappella Paolini) concerning a religious institution's inability to obtain restitution of expropriated but unused plots of land. The Court had found that the domestic legal system did not...
Mohammed v. Austria

Asylum reform in Austria following a Strasbourg Court's judgment

29/11/2018
The Committee of Ministers ended the supervision of execution of a case concerning asylum proceedings under the EU ‘Dublin II Regulation’ following a legislative reform in Austria. In Mohammed v. Austria, the Court found that Austrian asylum law did not protect adequately a failed asylum seeker...
Manushaqe Puto v. Albania

Albania: Ensuring implementation of decisions ordering restitution of or compensation for properties nationalised under the Communist regime

06/11/2018
The Committee of Ministers decided to end its supervision of cases concerning the general measures relating to the structural problem of Albania’s failure to enforce domestic decisions on restitution of or compensation for properties nationalised under the Communist regime (Manushaqe Puto group)....