European Court of Human Rights passes most decisions on Turkey in 2007

European Court of Human Rights passes most decisions on Turkey in 2007
# 24 January 2008 09:07 (UTC +04:00)
Mr. Costa gave information about problems faced the court and measures will be taken in the future and called 2007 unlucky year and linked it with violation of rights in several European countries in 2007.Mr.Costa noted that one of the main problems of European Court is Russia’s not ratifying protocol 14 and this impedes efficient issue of the court. Mr. Costa stated that it is possible to establish alternative of protocol 14 and at the result of this it is possible to consider issues grounded before the court. Mr. Costa noted that 2008 will be “Year of Hope” for European Court. Costa stated that the Court needs proper reforms to function more efficiently.
Mr Costa also explained that the number of pending cases before the Court had risen 15% (from 90,000 in 2006 to 103,000 in 2007). The total number of judgments delivered by the Court in 2007 was 1503. The table reveals that Turkey had the highest number of judgments finding at least one violation of the Convention recorded against it (319), followed by Russia (175), Ukraine (108), and Poland (101) and Romania (88).
Mr. Costa noted that budget of the Court is € 2-3 million more than last year. He stated that increase of budget will contribute to evolve professional lawyers, increase number of judges and supply with modern equipment./APA/
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