Top EU officials welcome fall in cases taken against Czech Republic in Strasbourg

Senior EU officials have praised the fact that the number of complaints taken against the Czech Republic at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has decreased in recent years. They also said they welcomed the fall in the number of court rulings linked to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Speaking at the Supreme Court Conference in Brno, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, said the Czech Republic had been a good pupil. His sentiments were echoed by Guido Raimondi, the president of the European Court of Human Rights.