As a specialised library, the Library of the European Court of Human Rights holds a sizeable collection of writings on human rights and on the European Convention on Human Rights acquired from 1966, when the Library was established, to the present.
- The Library serves the European Court of Human Rights and the Registry, that is, the research needs arising from the Court's judicial and publishing activities.
In responding to the various research demands the Library
of the Court develops its collection not only in the area of human rights,
but also in the fields of national case-law and legislation of the member
States, comparative law, and to a lesser extent constitutional and public
- Other user communities are also encouraged to consult and exploit the resources on offer in the Library.
- The Library staff are committed to making access to the collection as user-friendly as possible.