European Convention on Human Rights

EC: Bulgaria will have to Comply with the Istanbul Convention, even if it has Not Ratified it

Bulgaria will have to comply with the Istanbul Convention, even if it has not ratified it, if it is approved by the EU Council, according to the European Commission.

The European Parliament is expected to approve its ratification at its plenary session in Strasbourg on Wednesday.

Balkan, Central European, Countries Still Not Implementing ECHR Rulings – Report

A view of the court room at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, 26 January 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK

"Nonetheless, there has been an increase in the total number of judgments currently pending full execution (6,081 compared to 5,533 in December 2021)," the report wrote.

ECHR convicts Greece for violating former head statistician’s right to fair trial

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said on Tuesday that Greece had violated the right of Andreas Georgiou, the former head of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), to a fair hearing, when a top local court denied his request to refer a legal question concerning his care to the EU Court of Justice.