Implementing European Court of Human Rights judgments

The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers examines this week if the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights are respected and implemented in the concerned countries. Some of them might be sweating right now...

The European Court of Human Rights (photo) rules, the Council of Europe checks if the judgments are executed. Foto: Gzen92 / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0int

(Red / CoE) – The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is holding its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. From 3 to 5 March, the committee will review dozens of cases and check if the corresponding judgments have been implemented or not. Considering that these judgments are not always respected by the concerned countries, some of them might feel rather uncomfortable during this review session.

Decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers will be published on the Council of Europe website as soon as possible after the meeting. Under Article 46 of the human rights convention, judgments from the European Court of Human Rights are binding on the states concerned. And these are the countries concerned: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

To determine if the judgments are executed, the Committee of Ministers relies on information provided by the national authorities concerned, applicants, NGOs and other interested parties. This examination is the only way to make sure that the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights are respected and that improvements for the citizens are being implemented.

To see the full list of cases and judgments under review, CLICK HERE!

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