Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from Committee of Ministers 10 December

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The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has published the case-by-case decisions taken during the Committee’s meeting from 6 to 8 December to supervise the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee adopted 46 decisions concerning 21 states during the meeting, including Interim Resolutions (*) in the Al Nashiri v Poland case and the Georgia v. Russia (I) and Georgia v. Russia (II) inter-state cases. 26 Final Resolutions (**) were adopted by the Committee in respect of 69 judgments and decisions from the European Court, concerning 16 different States.

The Committee also adopted a decision asking the Council of Europe to put into effect a series of proposals concerning the supervision of cases concerning the Russian Federation. In addition, the Committee adopted an indicative list of cases to be examined during its next dedicated meeting on the execution of judgments, which will take place from 7 to 9 March 2023. Under Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights, judgments from the European Court of Human Rights are binding on the states concerned.

The Committee of Ministers oversees the execution of judgments on the basis of information provided by the national authorities concerned, NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and other interested parties. Following its exclusion from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation ceased to be a High Contracting Party to the European Convention on Human Rights on 16 September 2022. The Committee of Ministers continues to supervise the execution of the judgments and friendly settlements concerned and the Russian Federation is obliged to implement them.

(*) An Interim Resolution is a form of decision adopted by the Committee of Ministers aimed at overcoming more complex situations requiring special attention.

(**) A Final Resolution is a Committee of Ministers decision whereby it decides to close the supervision of the execution of a judgment, considering that the respondent state has adopted all measures required in response to the violations found by the court.

Video on the supervision process

Country and thematic factsheets on the implementation of ECHR judgments

Website: Impact of the European Convention on Human Rights

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