Strasbourg, 19.09.2022 – The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the execution of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg from 20 to 22 September.
Cases proposed for detailed examination concern Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Switzerland, Türkiye and the United Kingdom.
Decisions taken by the Committee of Ministers during the meeting will be published on the Council of Europe website after the meeting has ended.
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 national authorities, applicants, 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.
As stated in its Resolution of 23 March 2022, the Committee of Ministers will continue to supervise the execution of the judgments and friendly settlements concerned and the Russian Federation is required to implement them. The Russian Federation is to continue to participate in the meetings of the Committee of Ministers when the latter supervises the execution of judgments with a view to providing and receiving information concerning the judgments where it is the respondent or applicant State, without the right to participate in the adoption of decisions by the Committee nor to vote.