Published: 1 Jun 2008 | By Vladislav Gribincea

Execution of the Ilaşcu judgement – further developments


In its judgement in Ilaşcu and Others v Moldova and Russia, the ECtHR indicated, under Article 46 ECHR, the need for both respondent governments to take measures to end the arbitrary detention of the applicants. Despite this judgement taking effect in July 2004, the applicants were not released until the terms of their imprisonment expired; in two cases in June 2007. In the meantime, the detained applicants lodged another application, which was given priority treatment, alleging a breach of Article 46.

In this article, Vladislav Gribincea considers the CoM’s decision to suspend its examination of the execution of the initial judgement until final determination of the new application. To read the full article, click on the link below.