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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) typically adopts declaratory judgments finding violations with respect to the application in the case in question and leaving the respondent state room for manoeuvre in identifying any general measures warranted by its findings under the supervision of the Committee of Ministers. Faced with a large number of applications arising out of the same underlying problem, however, the ECtHR delivers pilot judgments.In such judgments, the ECtHR not only finds a violation, but also identifies the dysfunction at the root of the violation and gives clear indications to the government as to how to eliminate this problem. Since such dysfunctions typically affect a large number of individuals, the idea is to create a domestic remedy capable of dealing with cases similar to the one subject to the pilot judgment. Essentially, pilot judgments were intended to help national authorities eliminate problems giving rise to repetitive cases.