The Slovenia Times

Slovenia among countries with fewest non-executed ECHR rulings


At the end of 2015, the number of the country's non-executed ECHR judgements stood at 309, dropping to 49 by the end of 2016 and to 13 by the end of last year.

The 13th report highlights as a success the implementation of a group of judgements against Slovenia related to child custody and contacts between parents and children.

Under enhanced supervision by the CoE's Committee of Ministers are still Mandič and Jovič cases related to overcrowdedness at Ljubljana prison.

Supervision over the execution of systemic judgements in the Kurič and Ališić cases, related to the erased and LB foreign currency deposits, respectively, has already been completed.

The ministry says Slovenia is considered a CoE member which is trying hard to execute the ECHR's rulings, especially the pilot cases such as Kurič and Ališić.

The CoE has assessed the systemic measures Slovenia taken as adequate and bringing results, resulting in faster execution of ECHR rulings and lower number of non-executed cases, the ministry said.

It believes this shows the country's commitment to human rights and international law standards.

From 1994 until the end of 2019, the ECHR established Slovenia breached the European Convention on Human Rights in 345 cases brought against it.

In as many as 264 of these cases Slovenia was found to have violated the plaintiffs' right to trial within reasonable time between 2006 and 2008.

But the ministry said that ever since the Lukenda project had been completed, court backlog was no longer a systemic problem in Slovenia.

The ministry also said that with the 2014 changes to the civil service act, it was tasked with "steering ministries in executing rulings by international courts".

This was the first time a Slovenian institution was explicitly tasked with encouraging and coordinating the execution of rulings by international courts.

The annual report says that 2019 marked the completion of the reform process that began in 2010, which strengthened the system of the European Convention on Human Rights in various respects and at each level of its operation, including the execution of the court's judgements.

Nevertheless, at the end of 2019, over 5,230 rulings were pending before the Committee of Ministers at different stages of execution, of which 1,444 against Russia.


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