Case-law analysis


Case-law Information Note

This monthly publication contains summaries of cases considered to be of particular interest and also provides news about the Court and Court publications.

Information Note 206 - April 2017 (provisional)

Information Note 206 (EPUB)

Information Note 206 (MOBI)

More info, Index & archived Notes

Finding the case-law

This document explains where you can find the Court’s case-law on its website.


Finding and understanding the case-law

Overview of the Court’s case-law

This Overview highlights judgments and decisions which either raise new issues or important matters of general interest.

The Overview is available in PDF, EPUB, MOBI and printed version.


More info & other formats

Admissibility guide

The Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria describes the conditions of admissibility which an application to the Court must meet.


Pending translations

Other languages & more info


The COURTalks-disCOURs videos are geared to providing legal professionals, as well as civil society representatives, with an overview of the Court’s jurisprudence in different matters.

Videos, transcriptions & more info

Case-law guides

Article 4

Prohibition of slavery and forced labour:

English French Chinese Russian

Article 6 (civil limb)

Article 6 (criminal limb)

Right to a fair trial (criminal limb):

English French Arabic Bulgarian Italian Russian Turkish

Article 7

No punishment without law:

English NEW

French NEW

Article 9

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion:



Article 15

Derogation in time of emergency:


Article 2 of Protocol No.1

Right to Education:



Article 3 of Protocol No.1

Right to free elections:



Article 4 of Protocol No.4

Prohibition of collective expulsions of aliens:

English NEW

French NEW

Article 4 of Protocol No.7

Right not to be tried or punished twice


Case-law research reports

These reports concern certain transversal themes, particular Convention provisions and the use of other international instruments in the Court’s case-law.

Publishers or organisations wishing to reproduce the Court's documents (or a translation thereof) in print or online are asked to contact for further instructions.

Pending translations