European Court of Human Rights´ judgments: 3rd Council of Europe Committee of Ministers meeting to supervise execution

Strasbourg, 10.09.2010 – From 14th to 15th September the Council of Europe  Committee of Ministers will hold its third 2010 “human rights” meeting, in which it will supervise the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

291 new cases will be examined, a number of which raise questions related to the adoption of individual measures needed to erase the consequences for the applicants of violations established by the European Court (over and above the payment of any monetary damages awarded by the Court itself) and/or general measures, such as legislative changes, aimed at preventing new similar violations.

The Committee will also examine progress made in a number of pending cases, including the advancement of some 450 legislative or other reforms required as a result of the European Court’s judgments. The Committee will consider as well the adoption of final resolutions in 152 cases in which all of the necessary execution measures have been taken by the national authorities, and will assess whether some 17 further cases are ready to be closed.

In the framework of the implementation of the Interlaken action plan, the Committee wil also continue its consideration of ways of reinforcing the efficiency of the supervision of the execution of the judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights.

A preliminary list of items/cases for consideration at this meeting is available on the website, under the heading "CM-DH meetings"

The latest public information on the main pending cases is available, on a country-by-country basis, under the heading "State of execution".

Interim Resolutions and decisions, in particular taking stock of progress achieved and providing guidance as to possible further execution measures required, will become public at the end of the meeting. Other decisions, and the annotated agenda (with information on the execution situation made in the different cases), will be made public once formally adopted a fortnight after the meeting at the Committee of Ministers website and at

Link to the Committee of Ministers 2009 Annual Report on the supervision of ECHR judgments