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Website content

The portal and website of the European Court of Human Rights (“the Court”) are intended to provide public access to information about the Court and its activities.

The Court hereby disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from the use of information or data contained on its website. The Court, its judges, members of the Registry and its contractors shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of information or data contained on the website, including the inappropriate, improper or fraudulent use of such information or data. Consultation of the site shall automatically constitute full acceptance of the present disclaimer.

While the Court cannot guarantee that there are no errors on its site, it endeavours, where appropriate, to correct those which are drawn to its attention. The Court accepts no liability for the content of other Internet sites to which its portal is or may be linked or to which reference is or may be made.

The electronic version of the Court’s judgments and decisions is provided in order to ensure compliance with Article 44 § 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which provides that final judgments shall be published. However, it is not possible to guarantee that an electronic document faithfully reproduces a formally adopted text and the electronic version remains subject to editorial revision. The original signed text held in the Court’s archives is the authentic version. Moreover, when a judgment or decision is published in the Court’s official series, Reports of Judgments and Decisions, the published version may be regarded as the official version and shall govern any discrepancies between it and the electronic version.

Interpretation of hearings

The interpretation of the Court’s public hearings serves to facilitate communication and does not constitute an official record of proceedings. The original language version alone is authentic. No liability shall be incurred by interpreters in the exercise of their duties.

Reproduction of website content

  • Reproduction of texts and videos

The information and texts available on the Court’s website may be reproduced provided the source is acknowledged (© ECHR-CEDH) and the reproduction is made for private use or for the purposes of information and education in connection with the Court’s activities. This authorisation is subject to the condition that the source is indicated and that any such reproduction is free of charge.

Persons wishing to use information and texts on the Court’s website for any use other than those listed above, and in particular for commercial use, must request prior written permission using the form available on the website.

Users should nevertheless be aware that certain information and texts may be protected under intellectual property law, in particular by copyright.

  • Reproduction of photos

Photos on the Court’s website remain the property of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights – they may be used on any medium provided the source is mentioned. Such use must be free of charge and remain private in nature, or for the purposes of information and education in connection with the Court’s activities.

  • Reproduction of photos of the Human Rights Building

The name of the architects must be mentioned: ''Richard Rogers Partnership'' and ''Atelier Claude Bucher Architectes''.

Use of the logo of the European Court of Human Rights

The logo of the European Court of Human Rights can be used by third parties only after obtaining express written authorisation. This can be requested by contacting the European Court of Human Rights using the contact form:

Authorisation to use the logo may be granted on a case-by-case basis, after separate examination of each request. The authorisation cannot be delegated to others. It will be valid only for the purpose in respect of which it has been granted by the ECHR and confers no right of exclusivity.

Authorisation will not be granted if the intended use is incompatible with the values and principles of the Council of Europe or if the logo is to be used for commercial purposes, including in conjunction with the logo, name or mark of a company.

Authorisation will be final once the final page proof (bon à tirer) has been validated by the ECHR.