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Non-compliance with a Provisional Measure Automatically Leads To a Violation of the Right of Individual Application … or Doesn't It?

Strasbourg Court Takes Away Any Remaining Doubts and Broadens Its Pan-European Protection

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 May 2008


Provisional or interim measures before the European Court of Human Rights – Historic judgment in the case of Olaechea Cahuas v. Spain – The non-compliance by a State with an interim measure leads to a violation of Article 34 ECHR, irrespective of the subsequent finding of a violation of other material provisions of the ECHR by the Court – Remaining (loopholes for) recalcitrant states – Lack of reasoning of interim measures – Lack of clarity as to applicants' unwillingness to abide by an interim measure and currently untenable, extremely narrow scope ratione materiae of situations in which interim measures are indicated by the Court – Codification of the institute of provisional measures by including it as a separate provision into the European Convention through an additional protocol.

Copyright © Asser Press 2008

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