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All the Court’s judgments and a large selection of decisions, items of information on communicated cases, consultative opinions, press releases, legal summaries and Commission decisions and reports are published in the HUDOC database.

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Reports of judgments and decisions

Reports

Reports of judgments and decisions

This official report contains a selection of cases or extracts of cases, classified by Articles, keywords and key notions, preceded by a headnote and a summary, in English and French.

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Lists of judgments, decisions, advisory opinions

The ‘Case-law references of judgments, advisory opinions and published decisions’ is a master list of all judgments, advisory opinions and decisions that have been published or selected for publication in the Court’s official series.

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Mode of citation

This document explain the mode of citation and how to refer to the judgments and decisions of the Court.

Note on citation for judgments and decisions

Inter-State applications

Most applications before the Court are individual applications lodged by private persons. A State may also lodge an application against another State Party to the Convention; this is called an inter-State application.

Inter-States Applications

Case-law translations

Translations programme

With a view to making the Convention standards more accessible in Council of Europe member States, the Court has launched a case-law translation programme, including a first project launched with the support of the Human Rights Trust Fund (“HRTF”) as well as a separate one covering additional languages. In the context of this programme, hundreds of Court judgments, decisions and legal summaries deemed to be of Europe-wide significance are being translated into the official languages of the member States indicated in the lists at the end of this page.

Further information about the translation programme

Existing translations

Human Rights Trust Fund website

Project partners

Lists of local project partners and cases in which a translation has been requested

HELP Programme

The HELP Programme supports the Council of Europe member States in implementing the Convention at national level by enhancing the capacity of judges, lawyers and prosecutors to apply the Convention in their daily work.
The HELP website provides free on-line access to materials and tools for professional training on the Convention.

HELP website