More than a third of ECHR's judgments since its establishment concerned Turkey, Russia & Italy
Almost half the judgments concerned 3 of the 47 member States, namely the Russian Federation (185), Turkey (97) and Ukraine (86). Nearly a quarter of all the judgments delivered by the Court concerned the Russian Federation. Of the total number of judgments delivered in 2020, the Court found at least one violation of the Convention by the respondent State in 87% of the cases.
Since the Court was established in 1959, the Court has delivered 23,406 judgments. More than a third of them have concerned 3 member States: Turkey (3,742), the Russian Federation (2,884) and Italy (2,427).
In 2020 the Court delivered 871 judgments concerning 1,901 applications. In 2020 the Court completed its examination of a total of 39,190 applications with a judgment or decision or by striking the case out of the list.
In the judgments delivered by the Court in 2020, nearly a quarter of the violations concerned Article 6 (right to a fair hearing), whether on account of the fairness or the length of the proceedings. In addition, more than 20% of the violations found concerned serious breaches of the Convention, namely the right to life or the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment (Articles 2 and 3).