Your application to the ECHR
This pamphlet, describing the various stages of the procedure by which the Court examines an application, is intended to answer the main questions that applicants might ask, especially once their application has been sent to the Court.
The ECHR in facts and figures
This document provides different statistical results about the cases examined by the Court during the year 2015.
This Overview presents various comparative statistics concerning judgments and violations for the period 1959-2015.
Video on admissibility conditions
The Court has launched a short video in English and French on the criteria for admissibility, produced with the support of the Principality of Monaco. The video, which is approximately three minutes long, is aimed at the general public and sets out the main conditions required in order to apply to the Court; failure to satisfy these conditions is the reason why the vast majority of applications are rejected.
Video on the Convention
The Court has produced a short video presenting the main rights and freedoms in the Convention. Aimed at a wide range of viewers, this video is currently available in 38 languages. The Court wishes to encourage initiatives aimed at including this video in civic education programmes.
Film on the Court
A new film presenting the European Court of Human Rights. Aimed at a wide audience, the film explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activity through examples from the case-law.
The film is currently available in French and English, but will be issued in other official languages of the member States of the Council of Europe.
Video on 60 years of the Convention
Since its adoption on 4 November 1950, the Convention has been supplemented by several Protocols which have added to the rights and freedoms laid down in the original text. Through its case-law, the Court has had the opportunity to interpret the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention. In doing so, it has made the Convention a living instrument capable of applying to situations that did not exist or were inconceivable at the time it was drafted. As a result of the Court's interpretation, the Convention is a resolutely modern treaty that can adapt to contemporary social issues.
Human Rights building
The Court is identifiable across the world by the symbol of the building in which it is housed: the Human Rights Building.
47 judges and about 650 Registry staff work there to ensure respect for the human rights of 820 million Europeans in the 47 member States of the Council of Europe that have ratified the Convention.