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Human Rights

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of fines and compensation awarded by the European Court of Human Rights against (1) Russia, and (2) Turkey, have so far been paid.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The latest figures on payments made in relation to judgments against the Russian Federation and Turkey are available in the 6th Annual

Report of the Committee of Ministers on the Supervision of the Execution of Judgments and Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The Annual Report is available online at: www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/execution/Source/Publications/CM_annreport2012_en.pdf

The table on Page 59 of the Annual Report shows that during 2011 and 2012, the Court awarded just satisfaction against Turkey in 744 cases. As of 31 December 2012, Turkey had made payments in respect of 416 of these cases.

The same table shows that shows that during 2011 and 2012, the Court had awarded just satisfaction against the Russian Federation in 617 cases. As of 31 December 2012, the Russian Federation had made payments in 337 of these cases.

Figures for the years 2007-2010 are available in the relevant Annual Reports. These are available online at:

www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/execution/Documents/Publications_en.asp

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