HL Deb 25 November 1999 vol 607 cc13-4WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 31 July 1998 (WA 307), what amount of fines or compensation imposed by the European Court of Human Rights on Turkey remains unpaid; and whether Turkey is complying with the judgment of the Court in the cases of Loizidou (re north Cyprus). [HL4]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

There are 10 cases in which the "just satisfaction" imposed on Turkey by the European Court of Human Rights on Turkey remains wholly unpaid. The total amount of these awards is a little over £600,000.

There are nine further cases in which payment has been insufficient, or where default interest is owed due to late payment. The ECHR is unable to provide the total amount outstanding for these cases.

The Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers' Deputies has made clear to Turkey the need to respect the Court's judgment in the case of Loizidou v Turkey, despite the difficulties which, in Turkey's view, flow from the judgment. The interim resolution adopted by the Committee on 6 October urges Turkey to review its position and pay the relevant compensation award.