Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest decisions from the Committee of Ministers

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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 5 to 7 June to supervise the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

The Committee of Ministers adopted 38 decisions concerning 19 states during the meeting, including Interim Resolutions (*) in cases concerning Poland and the United Kingdom.

31 Final Resolutions (**) were adopted by the Committee in respect of 78 judgments and decisions from the European Court, concerning 16 different States.

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 19 to 21 September 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.

(*) 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.

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