Number of ECtHR judgments finding a violation

These tables show the number of European Court of Human Rights judgments finding a violation in 2013, by European Convention of Human Rights article, and number of 'leading' cases pending execution at the end of 2013.
    Article AT BE BG CY CZ DE DK EE EL ES FI FR HR HU IE IT LT LU LV MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK UK Sub-total
Violations Right to life - deprivation of life 2                                 1             1         2
Lack of effective investigation 2     1                           1         1   4       2 9
Prohibition of torture 3                                                         0
Inhuman or degrading treatment 3   1 2   1     2 8     2   3   2 1   3 1   2   29       1 58
Lack of effective investigation 3     2   1     1                     3         4         11
Conditional Violation * 3 1                     7                         1     1 10
Prohibition of slavery / forced labour 4                                                          
Right to liberty and security 5   6 10 2 2 2     7 1   4 3 10         6 6   8   18     1 3 89
Right to a fair trial 6 4 1 9   4     3 2 5   5 10 1   7 2 1 2     2   19   2 1   80
Length of proceedings 6 2   3           12       3 25 1 16 2   1 1   3 6 11   20 12   118
Non enforcement 6     2                   2     4 1           1 1   2 1   14
No punishment without law 7           1       1           1       1                 4
Right to respect for private and family life 8     2     1       1 2 4 5 3   4   1 1     1   11 2       38
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion 9                 1     3                       1       1 6
Freedom of expression 10 1   1           1   1 2 1 2   2   1 1       2 3     1   19
Freedom of assembly and association 11                                 1                       1
Right to marry 12                                                         0
Right to an effective remedy 13 3   6 2 1       9       1 3 1 1             2 2   20 5   56
Prohibition of discrimination 14 2               3 1   1 1 2   1 1             1         13
Protection of property P1-1     5   1       2       2 3   13 4     1     2 3 1       37
Right to education P1-2                                                         0
Right to free elections P1-3                                                         0
Right not to be tried or punished twice P7-4                                                         0
Other Articles of the Convention       2                     1                   3         6
                                                                 
    TOTAL                                                            
  Judgments finding at least one violation 410 10 6 25 1 8 3 0 5 32 7 3 28 22 40   1 34 10 1 10 5 0 14 11 83 3 24 16 8  
                                                                 
  Friendly settlements / Striking out judgments 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0  
  Judgments finding no violation 68 5 2 1 0 2 3 0 1 3 4 0 7 2 2   1 2 2 1 0 1 1 8 0 2 12 1 0 5  
  Other judgments** 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0  
                                                                 
  Number of judgments* 497 15 9 26 1 11 6 0 6 38 12 3 36 24 42   2 39 12 2 10 10 1 23 11 88 16 25 16 13  
                                                                 
  Leading' cases pending execution   6 6 32 1 1 0 0 1 26 1 5 2 14 2   1 34 3 1 9 2 4 17 4 26 0 6 0 4  

 

Notes:

The Council of Europe determines those cases as 'leading cases' that relate to a structural or general problem in the state concerned and that need to be addressed by legislative measures.

* Conditional violations concerns violation of the Convention (mostly expulsion/extradition cases) where the Strasbourg Court does not find that a violation has actually taken place, but says that there would be a violation if the respondent State proceeded to expel/extradite the applicant.
** Other judgments: just satisfaction, revision judgments, preliminary objections and lack of jurisdiction.

The average number of applications allocated per 10,000 inhabitants was 0.79 in 2012. ‘Applications’ refers to complaints lodged to the ECtHR, which the court has not yet decided are admissible or not.

Source: Data extracted from ECtHR Annual Report 2013; for the last row, the source is from 'Supervision of the execution of judgments and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights', Draft of the Annual Report 2013, Council of Europe, April 2014 (as well as from earlier annual reports)

The information on this page is up to date as of 1 January 2014.