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Execution of the Court’s judgments: fewer repetitive cases but more files before the Committee of Ministers


Exécution des arrêts de la Cour de Strasbourg : moins d’affaires répétitives mais plus de dossiers devant le Comité des Ministres

Strasbourg, 10.04.2013 - The Committee of Ministers today made public the annual report for 2012 on its supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. In accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights, the Committee of Ministers is responsible for supervising the execution of the Court’s judgments by the states concerned.

The statistics reveal a steady decrease in the number of judgments brought before the Committee concerning repetitive cases which are well-founded. A the same time, the number of closed cases is up. This positive trend seems linked with various factors including the emphasis placed on the need to guarantee the effectiveness of domestic remedies as an integral part of every process of executing a judgment. (more...)

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