The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved the report on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by 105 votes pro to 20 con.
The document calls on member states to expedite the implementation of the Court’s rulings and the payment of compensation.
According to the document, the PACE Committee of Ministers is currently supervising the implementation of over five thousand pending ECHR judgments.
Despite the constant reduction in numbers over the past years, PACE remains concerned over the number of pending cases relating to structural problems. These are mainly judgments against the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Italy, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Bulgaria.
The Committee of Ministers recalled that the deadline for payment of just satisfaction for non-pecuniary damage of 10 000 000 EUR expired on 30 April 2019, expressed deep concern that no payment had yet been made, and insisted on the “unconditional obligation” to pay it.
It also noted the preliminary informal consultations between the Secretariat and the Russian authorities which had taken place and strongly urged the latter to move forward rapidly with the consultations on that payment.