Charakopoulos: Greece is among top 10 countries that do not execute the ECtHR judgements
The Chairman of the Special Committee of the Greek Parliament on monitoring the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) told in a parliamentary commission meeting that since Greece is among the top 10 countries that do not execute the ECtHR judgments, they should find out the cause of the cases against Greece at the ECtHR and improve it.
New Democracy Larissa Deputy Maximos Charakopoulos indicated that when one looks at the top 10 countries that do not execute the ECtHR judgments, one would realise that most of those on the list of these 10 countries were not even EU countries but had clearly and systematically violated human rights, underlining that it was not honourable to be among these countries.
In a report published in the newspaper Eleftheria, it is noted that Deputy Charakopoulos, in his speech at the parliamentary commission meeting, said that following the exhaustion of domestic remedies, they should examine the applications made to the ECtHR along with why the decisions of the national courts in national law have been appealed and why following the decision of the Court of Cassation, they are applying to the ECtHR and that legislative intervention would be required afterwards.
In addition, Charakopoulos noted that in numerous cases referred to the ECtHR, because of the conditions of sentence and detention in Greek prisons, Greece had been convicted in violation of Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘‘no punishment without law’’) and Article 8 (‘‘right to respect for private and family life’’). As a result of this, he indicated that they had contributed to the draft law prepared by the Ministry of Citizen Protection.