Case-law analysis



The fifteen-minute video provides judges, lawyers and other legal professionals, as well as civil society representatives, with an overview of the admissibility criteria which all applications must meet in order to be examined by the Court.


Relevant Case-Law of the video Information note

The admissibility of an application Other languages & more info

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 191 - December 2015 (provisional)

Index 2015 More info & archived Notes

Admissibility Guide

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


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

Finding and understanding the case-law


Case-law guides

Article 4

Prohibition of slavery and forced labour:

English French Chinese Russian

Article 5

Right to liberty and security:

English French Chinese Macedonian Polish Russian Turkish Ukrainian

Article 6 (civil limb)

Right to a fair trial (civil limb):

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Article 6 (criminal limb)

Right to a fair trial (criminal limb):

English French Italian Russian Turkish

Article 9

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion


Article 2 of Protocol No. 1

Right to Education

English French

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.

Bioethics and the case-law of the Court (2012): English Russian

Case-law of the Court on young people (2012): English

Child abuse (2011): English

Cultural rights (2011): English French

Freedom of religion (2013): English French Russian

Health related issues in the case-law of the ECHR (2015): English

Internet (2015): English French Russian (2011)

National security and European case-law (2013) : French

New admissibility criterion (2012): English French Bulgarian Armenian

Positive obligations under Article 10 (2011): English Macedonian Russian

References to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case-law of the European Court (2012): English

Role of public prosecutor (2011): English Russian

Use of Council of Europe treaties in the case-law of the Court (2011): English

Overview of the Court’s case-law

The Overview prepared by the Jurisconsult for the Annual Report highlights judgments and decisions which either raise new issues or important matters of general interest, establish new principles or develop or clarify the Court’s case-law.

2015 January-June 2015 (Russian)

2014 2013 2012 Archives