Turkey ranks second at failure to execute ECHR rulings – report


Turkey ranked second after Russia in failure to execute judgements by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), according to an annual report by the EU’s Council of Europe.

Turkey had 184 pending cases in 2019, following Russia’s 240 registered cases, the document said. Ukraine followed in third place with 111 cases.

The yearly report presents the status of execution for major ECHR judgments by EU member states. It also provides statistics and information on newly submitted cases, and pending or closed cases throughout the year.

Turkey currently maintains a total of 5,231 pending ECHR cases, of which 1,245 are leading, the report found. A total of 635 cases in the country have remained pending for over 5 years.

The top European court sentenced Turkey to pay 2.17 million euro in damages in 2019, the study said.

Turkey is ranked 109th out of 126 countries in the World Justice Project’s rule of law index for 2019.



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