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Supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights 2020 - 14th Annual Report of the Committee of Ministers (2021)

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Progress despite Covid in 2020, but further efforts are needed

The Committee of Ministers’ annual report presents an overview of major developments concerning the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. It also provides statistics concerning notably new, pending and closed cases, action plans and reports submitted by respondent States, as well as just satisfaction awarded to applicants.

Despite the difficulties linked to the pandemic, 2020 saw a significant reinforcement of the execution process, through a record number of communications from civil society organisations and national human rights institutions and the first ever submission to the Committee of Ministers of a Rule 9 communication by the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, swiftly followed by four more.

Notwithstanding, serious challenges continue to be raised in the context of the execution of many cases, in particular those concerning inter-state and other cases related to post-conflict situations and unresolved conflicts, “Article 18” judgments concerning abusive limitations of rights and freedoms and systemic/structural problems, such as illtreatment or death caused by security forces and ineffective investigations, as well as non-Convention compliant detention conditions.

In order to successfully cope with these challenges, member States’ capacity for rapid, full and effective execution of the Court’s judgments needs to be strengthened and accompanied by further high-level political commitment as well as support from the Council of Europe.

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I. PREFACE BY THE CHAIRS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS MEETINGS 
II. OVERVIEW OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND RULE OF LAW 
Introductory remarks 
Inter-state and other cases related to post-conflict situations or unresolved conflicts 
“Article 18” cases concerning abusive limitations of rights and freedoms 
Systemic/structural problems and advances 
Towards further enhancement of the execution process 
Concluding remarks 
III. OUTREACH ACTIVITIES (COOPERATION ACTIVITIES, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION) 
A. Activities of the Department for the Execution of Judgments 
B. General co-operation activities and National Action Plans 
C. Targeted Convention-related co-operation projects 
IV. STATISTICS 
A. Overview 
A.1. New cases 
A.2. Pending cases 
A.3. Closed cases 
B. New cases 
B.1. Leading or repetitive 
B.2. Enhanced or standard supervision 
B.3. New cases – State by State 
C. Pending cases 
C.1. Leading or repetitive 
C.2. Enhanced or standard supervision 
C.3. Pending cases – State by State 
D. Closed cases 
D.1. Leading or repetitive 
D.2. Enhanced or standard supervision 
D.3. Closed cases – State by State 
E. Supervision process 
E.1. Action plans / Action reports 
E.2. Interventions of the Committee of Ministers 
E.3. Transfers of leading cases/groups of cases 
E.4. Contributions by NHRIs and NGOs 
E.5. Main themes of leading cases under enhanced supervision 
E.6. Main States with leading cases under enhanced supervision 
F. Length of the execution process 
F.1. Leading cases pending 
F.2. Leading cases closed 
G. Just satisfaction 
G.1. Just satisfaction awarded 
G.2. Respect of payment deadlines 
H. Additional statistics 
H.1. Overview of friendly settlements and WECL cases 
H.2. WECL cases and Friendly settlements – State by State 
V. NEW JUDGMENTS WITH INDICATIONS OF RELEVANCE FOR THE EXECUTION 
A. Pilot judgments which became final in 2020 
B. Judgments with indications of relevance for the execution (under Article 46) which became final in 2020 
VI. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE EXECUTION OF JUDGMENTS 
A. Internet 
B. Publications 
APPENDIX – GLOSSARY