Council of Europe, Decision on the application by Italy of the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments on cases Torreggiani and others v. Italy of 8 January 2013 and Sulejmanovic v. Italy of 16 July 2009, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 6 March 2014 at the 1193rd meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies, CM/Del/OJ/DH(2014)1193/11, 7 March 2014

The decision of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe concerns the application by Italy of the European Court of Human Rights’ pilot judgments on the Torreggiani case (8 January 2013) and the judgment on Sulejmanovic case (16 July 2009). Italy had to adopt, by 27 May 2014, in response to the pilot judgment, preventive and compensatory measures, aimed at an adequate compensation following violations of prohibition of ill treatment of detainees due to overcrowding in prisons. The Committee of Ministers welcomed the enactment of law decree No. 78/2013 concerning measures on early release, house arrest, the pre-trial detention and the release on licence. The Committee requested Italy to provide further information to understand the scale of overcrowding, the conditions of detention and the effectiveness of the measures taken in terms of reducing of the prison population. The Committee further decided to resume examination of the two cases in June 2014.

  • See also:

    Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, II Section, 8 January 2013, Torreggiani and others v. Italy

  • Original language: Italiano