September 15 – International Day of Democracy

Democracy as a political system, based on free and equal participation of all legally capable citizens in government of a state, on the realization of political will of the majority with steady observance of the rights of minorities, on the rule of law and the observance of human rights, is one of the most important achievements of the civilization


April 4, 2018

Ukraine executed 100 ECHR judgments in 2017, with only 4 in 2016

Ukraine is among the countries with the biggest number of closed cases by the European Court of Human Rights in 2017. 

It is indicated in the report by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe referenced by European Pravda. 

The country that executed the biggest number of judgments in 2017 was Italy (2,961). It is followed by Hungary (296), Russia (254), Romania (144) and Poland (133). Ukraine is among the leaders by the executed judgments with 100 closed cases significantly increasing this number in comparison with 4 closed cases in 2016.

Ukraine is also in the list of countries, which closed the biggest number of leading cases (indicating structural and/or systemic problems) in 2017. The top countries are as follows: Bulgaria (28), Italy and Romania (26), Turkey (23) and Ukraine (22). 

Last year, ECHR closed the record number of cases – 6991 in comparison with 2066 cases in 2016 (79% increase) and only 240 cases in 2009. 

It should be reminded that Ukraine is among the countries with the biggest number of new cases registered in 2017 by the European Court of Human Rights.