Monday 18 April 2011

Statistics on States with Systemic or Structural Problems

The secretariat of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has just issued an information document entitled 'States with major structural/systemic problems before the
European Court of Human Rights: statistics'
. It contains a host of data on the state of affairs in nine states: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine. These have in common that they raise a very high number of applications in Strasbourg and that the underlying problems are systemic or structural (which is also reflected in implementation problems). The document includes a range of statistics and information both on the extent of the problems as well as their particular nature per country.