The same year, a German prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for 13 CIA agents for their alleged role, according to the New York Times, but the agents were never arrested.
In addition to the money Macedonia has been ordered to pay El-Masri, the Open Society Justice Initiative is calling on Macedonia, the U.S. and Germany to offer official apologies to El-Masri and for Germany to ask the U.S. to hand over the officers allegedly involved in the kidnapping so they may see trial.
Goldston said he hoped the ECHR's ruling could open the door to further investigations into the CIA's controversial rendition program and "all these kinds of cases where allegations of abuse arise from counter-terrorism practices."
El-Masri is currently in prison in Germany, serving time for an assault conviction, Goldston said. He was reportedly found guilty of attacking the mayor of a Bavarian city in 2009.