Member states’ duty to co-operate with the European Court of Human Rights
Assembly debate on 2 October 2007 (31st Sitting) (see Doc. 11183, report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, rapporteur: Mr Pourgourides). Text adopted by the Assembly on 2 October 2007 (31st Sitting).
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1571 (2007) on Council of Europe member states’ duty to co-operate with the European Court of Human Rights.
2. Whilst commending the Committee of Ministers for having twice taken up different aspects of the states’ obligation to co-operate with the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) in its Resolutions ResDH(2001)66 and ResDH(2006)45, the Assembly regrets that the Committee of Ministers has as yet failed to address the allegations of unlawful pressure on applicants to the Court, their lawyers, members of their families or the NGOs assisting them.
It therefore invites the Committee of Ministers to address a recommendation to all member states inviting them to take the necessary measures in order to prevent applicants who have initiated proceedings before the Court, their lawyers, members of their families, or the NGOs assisting them from being subjected to unlawful pressure or reprisals, and to ensure that perpetrators and instigators of such acts are brought to account.
It further invites the Committee of Ministers to monitor the implementation of this recommendation.