Published: 17 Dec 2015 | By Ramute Remezaite

The implementation crisis: PACE’s efforts to enhance compliance with European Court judgments


In June 2015, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a report on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), prepared by their rapporteur on implementation, Mr Klaas de Vries. The report describes “the scale of outstanding problems related to implementation as alarming”, and calls upon States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to promptly implement the ECtHR’s judgments, and for enhanced involvement of other Council of Europe (CoE) bodies in this process. As the report was approved by a large majority of parliamentarians present at the PACE Autumn 2015 session (and deplores the delays in implementation and lack of political will of certain member states), it serves as a yet another reminder for European states to step up their efforts in adhering to their commitments to implement the ECtHR judgments.

You can read Ramute Remezaite’s summary of the PACE report by following the links below.