The problem of non-enforcement of the national court decisions was first stated by the European Court in the cases of Zhovner v. Ukraine (Application No. 56848/00, Judgement of 29.06.2004) Voytenko v. Ukraine (Application No. 18966/02, Judgement of 29.06.2004). Unfortunately, the Government of Ukraine took no efficient measures in the subsequent 5 years to solve this problem, which generated a much bigger number of complaints submitted to the European Court, so, as a result, the Court decided to apply a pilot-judgement procedure in the case of Yuriy Mykolayovych Ivanov v. Ukraine (Judgement No. 40450/04 of 15.10.2009).
The Shadow Report on Implementation by the Ukrainian Government of the European Court of Human Rights Judgement in the Case of Burmych and Others v. Ukraine contains a brief overview of the problem, and the analysis of the measures proposed by the Government of Ukraine. It investigates the implementation of measures to enforce national courts’ decisions in favor of the applicants in the case of Burmich and payment of compensation. It also explores the implementation of measures to introduce an effective system of enforcement of decisions of national courts, and offers an effective mechanism for implementing new solutions and repayment of current debts.