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The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in a meeting

Implementing ECHR judgments: Progress in 2020 despite COVID, but further efforts needed

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has presented its 14th Annual Report entitled “Supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights”.

The report gives an overview of the major developments in implementing judgments from the European Court of Human Rights, outreach activities (cooperation activities, communication, and information), and finally provides state-by-state statistics of cases. The report concludes that further efforts are needed to tackle systemic issues highlighted by the ECHR, including ill-treatment or deaths caused by the security forces, poor conditions of detention, inter-state cases, and a growing number of cases concerning abusive limitations on rights and freedoms.

As for Italy, there are a number of issues before the Committee of Ministers under ongoing supervision. These are the issues regarding actions of security forces, protection against ill-treatment, migration -- lawfulness of detention and reception conditions, and others.

The full report and the Italy-specific factsheet are available below.