Published: 1 Dec 2006

EHRAC Bulletin Winter 2006

EHRAC Bulletin

Issue 6 of the EHRAC Bulletin is now available online. Please click the link below to read the full issue.

The need for the effective implementation of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights continues to present significant challenges to the Council of Europe and its member states. That is clear from the latest incisive report on this question by the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (see page 7). It is the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe which has the initial responsibility for supervising the enforcement of Court judgments. The working methods of the Committee of Ministers are perhaps not so well known, and in this edition of the Bulletin we have published the detailed questions which it has put to the Russian Government following the landmark environmental judgment in the case of Fadeyeva v Russia. The important question of implementation must remain high on the agenda of those who are continuing to evaluate the need for reform of the European Court mechanism (the reports of Lord Woolf and the Group of Wise Persons – page 7).

We continue to cover developments in Georgia, with an article on policing (Ana Dolidze) and outlines of the main aspects of Georgian NGOs’ Alternative Reports to UNCAT and CEDAW.

Also in this edition, Narine Gasparyan discusses the first European Court decisions concerning Armenia, Anton Burkov considers compulsory hospitalisation in a human rights context and we report on, among others, the important recent judgments in Bazorkina v Russia and The Moscow Branch of the Salvation Army v Russia.