Interim measures - Practical information
What are interim measures?
When the Court receives an application it may decide that a State should take certain measures provisionally while it continues its examination of the case. This usually consists of requesting a State to refrain from doing something, such as not returning individuals to countries where it is alleged that they would face death or torture.
How to contact the Court:
The Court has established a dedicated Fax number for sending requests for interim measures:
+33 (0)3 88 41 39 00
Please note that
failure to use
this number may result in your
request not being dealt with
during holiday periods. For this
reason, please use the above number
for all correspondence concerning
Faxes and letters are received on:
Information and documents to be attached to the request:
bold on the first page of
person (name and contact
deportation or extradition
Removal expected on (date, time and destination): …
Provide a reasoned, specific and complete request.
Attach a copy of all decisions relating to the request, in particular relevant domestic court, tribunal or other decisions.
Attach a copy of all other documents considered to substantiate the allegations submitted to the Court.
1. Local time (GMT+1).