Information for applicants

Procedure before the ECHR

Depending on the case, applications are allocated to one of the Court’s judicial formations, namely:

  • a single judge
  • a Committee
  • a Chamber

Processing of cases before the Court

My application to the Court

Procedure after communication

Communication is the notification of the application to the respondent Government.

Procedure following communication of an application

State of proceedings

The search engine SOP - State of Proceedings - allows anyone to find out what stage has been reached in the proceedings concerning an application.

Search for a case