Policy

Donations

The Court Library gratefully acknowledges the support from those who have donated books and articles relevant to our Collection Policy, that you can read below.

Donations can be sent to :

European Court of Human Rights
Library
F-67075 Strasbourg cedex

If donating an electronic item, please ensure copyright authorization is given for full text access from our catalogue.

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Library rules

The Library staff are committed to making access to the collection as user-friendly as possible.

The Library rules address the following issues :

§ 1 AUTHORITY
§ 2 DEFINITION
§ 3 USERS
§ 4 USE OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
§ 5 BORROWING
§ 6 BEHAVIOUR IN THE LIBRARY
§ 7 OPENING HOURS

 

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Document supply

Borrowing books

Court and Council of Europe staff can borrow material from the Library. As the collection has to be readily accessible for the Court staff, the Library regrets it is unable to offer a loans service to other libraries or external users.

Copies of documents

Copies can be made by visitors to the Library. The library has no document supply service.

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Collection policy

Acquisitions are made possible by an annual budget and by donations. The Court Library develops its collection in the following subject areas:

• European Convention on Human Rights
• European Court of Human Rights
• Human Rights (human rights and civil liberties etc.)
• Law (constitutional, administrative, criminal law etc.)
• European law (European Union law)
• International law (public int. law and int. criminal law)
• International Courts (ICC ;ECJ ; ICJ ; IACHR etc.)
• International organisations (role, int. relations)
• National legislation and case-law (primary literature)

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Legal Assistance

Please note that the Library does not give legal assistance. This should be sought in the member state.

Help with bringing an application to the Court can be found on the Court’s website

Applicants can contact the Court using the online form, please select the appropriate field for your question