A judgment in Strasbourg is not the end. Report on the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
The Council of Europe system, with the European Court of Human Rights at the forefront, is of exceptional importance in building standards for the protection of human rights in Europe. January 19 this year, 25 years have passed since Poland ratified the European Convention on Human Rights, under which the ECtHR was established.
During those 25 years, the application to the ECtHR has ceased to be a novel measure and the possibility of submitting it has not only become a permanent feature of the legal system but also has been widely recognised by members of the public. The popularity of this legal route is evidenced mainly by the number of applications submitted to the Court and ECtHR rulings in Polish cases.