of decisions of the European Court of Human Rights
The Assembly refers to its Resolution 1226
(2000) on the execution of judgments
of the European Court of Human Rights, in which it made a number of
proposals for dealing with the problems arising from the non-execution
of Court judgments.
It reiterates that correct implementation of the decisions of the Court
by member states of the Council of Europe is of the utmost importance
for conserving the present great authority of the Court?s decisions.
Considering the high number of decisions against Turkey that have not
been implemented, the Assembly instructs its Committee on Legal Affairs
and Human Rights to confer with the national delegation of Turkey and
with the Turkish Government and to report to the Assembly, by June 2002
at the latest, on the progress made. The Assembly envisages inviting the
Turkish Minister for Justice to the June part-session to confer on this
The procedure based on Assembly Resolution 1226
(2000) for monitoring by the Assembly of the progress made by the
Committee of Ministers concerning the implementation of decisions of the
Court is dependent on active participation by national delegations,
because only they have the competence to call their governments to
account within their own national parliamentary procedure. The Assembly
therefore deplores the fact that national delegations which have been
asked to intervene in relation to specific decisions have in some cases
not responded (Italy and Portugal), have responded belatedly (France),
or have not been able to respond in detail because of a lack of
information supplied by their governments.
The Assembly accordingly again calls upon national delegations to
monitor the execution of specific Court judgments concerning their
governments through their respective parliaments and to take all
necessary steps to ensure their speedy and effective execution.
It decides to continue the exercise started a year ago and instructs its
Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights to continue to update the
record of the execution of judgments and to report to it when it
adopted by the Assembly on
22 January 2002 (3rd Sitting).