The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has published the case-by-case decisions taken during the Committee’s meeting from 8 to 10 June to supervise the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee adopted 35 decisions concerning 17 states during the meeting, including 2 Interim Resolutions (*). 23 Final Resolutions (**) were adopted by the Committee in respect of 41 judgments and decisions from the European Court, concerning 13 different states.
The Committee also adopted a separate decision on its treatment of cases pending against the Russian Federation, in addition to an Interim Resolution in the case of Georgia v. Russia (I). Furthermore, 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 20 to 22 September 2022.
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 and other interested parties.
Following its exclusion from the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022, the Russian Federation remains bound by the European Convention on Human Rights with respect to any acts or omissions up until 16 September 2022. The Committee of Ministers will continue to supervise the execution of judgments and friendly settlements concerned and the Russian Federation is required to implement them. The Russian Federation did not take up the possibility of participating in this week’s meeting with a view to providing and receiving information concerning judgments where it is the respondent or applicant state.
(*) 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.