“Flawed enforcement of court decisions undermines the trust in State justice” says Commissioner Hammarberg

Cases of non-enforcement of domestic judicial decisions are raised in a great number of complaints to the Strasbourg Court of human rights. Among countries with such cases are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.

Highlighting concrete measures defined by the Council of Europe to address the problem of delayed or insufficient implementation on domestic court decisions, the Commissioner calls for more action by key national actors, including parliamentarians and independent national institutions.

“The credibility of the justice system is at stake. It is not sufficient to reform legislation, increase the resources of the courts or encourage the public to settle their disputes in court. Members of the public who have placed their trust in the judicial system should obtain satisfaction, not only on paper but also in practice”.

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