Calendar of hearings

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Provisional list of scheduled hearings

The Court basically has a written procedure but occasionally decides to hold public hearings in specific cases. Hearings take place in the Human Rights Building in Strasbourg. They are public unless otherwise decided by the President of the Chamber or Grand Chamber, as the case may be. At the end of the hearing, the judges withdraw to deliberate. A judgment and/or a decision are delivered at a later date.

Please note that these dates are subject to cancellation

October 2017
18 October
Denisov v. Ukraine (no. 76639/11)
Grand Chamber hearing
18 October 2017  at  09:15
November 2017
7 November
Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (no. 58170/13), Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Alice Ross v. the United Kingdom (no. 62322/14) and 10 Human Rights Organisations and Others v. the United Kingdom (no. 24960/15)
Chamber hearing
07 November 2017  at  09:15
November 2017
15 November
Nicolae Virgiliu Tănase v. Romania (no. 41720/13)
Grand Chamber hearing
15 November 2017  at  09:15
November 2017
22 November
Berlusconi v. Italy (no. 58428/13)
Grand Chamber hearing
22 November 2017  at  09:15
November 2017
29 November
Ilnseher v. Germany (nos. 10211/12 and 27505/14)
Grand Chamber hearing
29 November 2017  at  09:15
December 2017
6 December
Molla Sali v. Greece (no. 20452/14)
Grand Chamber hearing
06 December 2017  at  09:15
December 2017
13 December
Navalnyy v. Russia (nos. 29580/12, 36847/12, 11252/13, 12317/13 and 43746/14)
Grand Chamber hearing
13 December 2017  at  09:15
December 2017
20 December
Beuze v. Belgium (no. 71409/10)
Grand Chamber hearing
20 December 2017  at  09:15
January 2018
17 January
Schwabach and Others v. Denmark (no. 35553/12)
Grand Chamber hearing
17 January 2018  at  09:15

Attend a hearing

Public hearings

Hearings at the Court are public. Hearings last approximately two hours with English and French interpretation.

As the number of seats in the courtroom is limited, a live broadcast of the hearing is organised.

If you wish to attend a public hearing, please complete the electronic form. The minimum age to attend a hearing is 18 years.

If a hearing is cancelled or adjourned, you will be informed as soon as possible.

Rules of security and conduct

  • Strict punctuality is requested. Entry to the courtroom after the start of oral submissions is not permitted in order to avoid any disruption to the hearing.
  • The number of participants should not exceed that stated in the list of participants, which will be required beforehand
  • Hearings begin at 9.15 a.m. sharp
  • Persons attending hearings must arrive at the main entrance of the Human Rights Building 8.30 a.m.; each person should bring his or her passport or other ID.
  • No telephones or laptop computers may be used during the hearing; photography or recording of the hearing is prohibited.
  • No food or drink may be brought into the courtroom.
  • Entry to or exit from the courtroom is not permitted during the hearing
  • Persons seated in the courtroom should remain seated and silent, and remain in their seats until the hearing has ended. The President may order the removal of anyone disturbing the proceedings.
  • Appropriate dress is required.
  • For security reasons, access is only given to those parts of the building that are open to the public. Access to the cafeteria is prohibited.
  • The building does not have a left-luggage office; suitcases are not accepted.

Please ensure that these instructions are followed.