Case-Law Information Note
This monthly publication contains summaries of cases (judgments, admissibility decisions, communicated cases and cases pending before the Grand Chamber) considered to be of particular interest. Each summary has a headnote and is classified by the Convention Article(s) to which the case relates and by keywords. The Case-Law Information Note also provides news about the Court and Court publications.
In the provisional version of the Note, the summaries are normally drafted in the language of the case concerned; final single-language versions are later published in both English and French. An annual index provides an overview of all the cases summarised in each calendar year.
Legal summaries published in Case-law Information Notes are also available in HUDOC.
The Practical guide on admissibility criteria is intended mainly for lawyers who wish to bring a case before the Court. It describes the conditions of admissibility which an application must meet. By publishing this comprehensive Guide the Court seeks to stem the flow of obviously inadmissible cases which are flooding it. The Guide was published in 2009 and updated in 2011. A further updated version will be published in the second half of 2014.
The translations into non-official languages come from various sources. Only the English and French versions have been validated by the Court.
Handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration
This handbook is the first comprehensive guide to European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration. It focuses on law covering the situation of third-country nationals in Europe and covers a broad range of topics, including access to asylum procedures, forced returns, detention and restrictions to freedom of movement.
Handbook on European non-discrimination law
This handbook is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It develops the related European case-law and covers the context and background to discrimination categories and defences, the scope of the law (including who is protected) and the grounds protected, such as sex, disability, age, race and nationality.
The Court has launched a new series of studies on its case-law relating to particular Articles of the Convention.
The Court is not bound by these documents, which were prepared by the Registry (Research Division) on its own authority.
Short survey of the main judgments and decisions
Case-law research reports
Case-law of the Court on young people: English
Child abuse: English
References to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case-law of the European Court: English
Use of Council of Europe treaties in the case-law of the Court: English