A new Committee of Ministers report on the execution of European Court of Human Rights judgements expresses both hope and concern ahead of next week’s landmark conference on court reform.
The report published today reveals that the number of new cases remains high but for the first time in a decade, the recorded number decreased. States complied more readily with Strasbourg Court judgments too.
The number of old cases still not fully executed after more than five years continued to grow (by 48 % from 2010 to 2011) and is “a special source of concern.”
This is the first report to reflect the new supervision procedure introduced in 2011, in response to the 2010 Interlaken process. The new procedure is designed to improve efficiency and transparency and allows the Committee of Ministers to concentrate more on important or complex structural problems, including those addressed by pilot judgments.
The annual report 2011 includes state-by-state statistics and an overview of the main developments that have occurred in a selection of cases.