Implementing ECHR judgments: New factsheet on migration and asylum

The Council of Europe’s Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights has published a new thematic factsheet on cases related to migration and asylum. 

The factsheet summarises measures reported by 23 member states to protect and further strengthen migration- and asylum-related rights in response to 66 different judgments from the ECHR. It covers topics including access to territory and forced returns, the reception and protection of migrants and asylum seekers, protection from discrimination and hate crime, family life and family reunification and the detention of migrants and asylum seekers.

This is the eleventh in a series of thematic factsheets on changes to national law, policy and practice across Europe linked to the implementation of ECHR judgments. Previous factsheets cover constitutional matters, effective investigations, freedom of religion, the environment, the independence and impartiality of the judicial system, children’s rights, freedom of expression, conditions of detention, LGBTI persons’ rights and freedom of assembly and association. Some of the factsheets are already available in several different languages and further translations are planned. (source:

The factsheet is available here



George Kazoleas, Lawyer

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