European Court of Human Rights

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12 May 2023.

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Photo of John Howell John Howell Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the debate on Implementation of judgements of the European Court of Human Rights, which took place at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 26 April 2023.

Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The UK is committed to fulfilling its international human rights obligations. This includes the obligation to implement judgments of the European Court of Human Rights against the UK. Currently, only 14 judgments against the UK are still under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers. This is lower than almost all member States with similar population size. At the end of 2022, outstanding judgments and decisions against the UK made up only 0.23% of the total [14 out of 6,112]. We support the Council of Europe’s work to improve the effectiveness of the tools available to the Committee of Ministers in the supervision of the execution of judgments.

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