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The impact of infringement proceedings in the Mammadov/Mammadli group of cases: a missed opportunity

May 28, 2021

Toby Collis, Lawyer at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC)[1] Infringement proceedings are a relatively new measure designed to deal with a state’s failure to implement a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR, the Court). Introduced by Protocol No. 14 in 2010, and contained in Article 46(4) of the Convention, the […]

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How many judgments does one need to enforce a judgment? The first ever infringement proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights.

June 04, 2019

By Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its first ever judgment in an infringement procedure request (under Article 46-4 ECHR) in the case of Mammadov v Azerbaijan. The applicant in this case was an opposition leader from Azerbaijan who was put in prison contrary […]

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Mammadov v. Azerbaijan: It Is about Effectiveness of the Strasbourg System.

June 15, 2018

By Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (University of Liverpool) Infringement proceedings: the question of legitimacy In 2010, when Protocol 14 entered into force, it amended Article 46 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECtHR). Section 4 was added to this Article. It empowered the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to initiate infringement proceedings before […]

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The Committee of Ministers goes nuclear: infringement proceedings against Azerbaijan in the case of Ilgar Mammadov

December 20, 2017

By Lize R. Glas, assistant professor of European law, Radboud University For over seven years, the Committee of Ministers (Committee) has had at its disposal the ‘nuclear option’ of launching infringement proceedings against a state that refuses to execute a Strasbourg judgment. On 5 December 2017, it decided to go nuclear for the first time, […]

  • Ronan Ó Fathaigh

Protestor’s arrest and conviction for disobeying a police order violated Article 11

October 22, 2015

By Ronan Ó Fathaigh The European Court’s First Section has unanimously held that a protestor’s arrest and conviction for failing to obey a police order violated his Article 11 right to freedom of assembly, despite the demonstration being unlawful. The First Section’s opinion in Mammadov v. Azerbaijan tackled the difficult issue of how police officers […]