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.
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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.
The translations into non-official languages come from various sources. Only the English and French versions have been validated by the Court.
Guide on Case-law
The Court launched a new series of studies on its case-law relating to particular Articles of the Convention. The first publication in the series deals with Article 5; it will be followed shortly by studies on other Articles.
Guide on Article 4 - Prohibition of slavery and forced labour (Chinese version)
Guide on Article 5 - Right to liberty and security (Russian version)
The Court is not bound by these documents which were prepared by the Registry (Research Division) on its own authority.
Case-law Research Reports
Case-law of the Court on young people English
References to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights English
Child sexual abuse and child pornography in the Court’s case-law English
Use of Council of Europe treaties in the case-law of the Court English
Factsheets - Press Unit
Handbook on European Non-Discrimination Law
This handbook, published jointly by the Court and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), is the first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law. It is available in more than 20 languages. The first case-law update of the handbook covers the period from July 2010 until December 2011.
French (update) (update)
To order the handbook or any other FRA publication, write to: email@example.com
Human Rights Files
The “Human rights files” series is aimed at specialists in European law: lawyers, practitioners and research students. It also constitutes a useful resource for the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the signatory states.
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Execution of Judgments
Annuals Reports on the Execution of the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (CM-EXEC)
Practical Impacts of Monitoring
This document describes the way in which the Council of Europe mechanisms pertaining to human rights and rule of law have worked towards definite improvements in legislation, practice and the situation of individuals in the member states.
Human Rights and Criminal Procedure
This handbook is intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors to take account of the many requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights - both explicit and implicit - for the criminal process when interpreting and applying Codes of Criminal Procedure and comparable or related legislation.